NIU UQi GT (formerly U GT)
The UQi GT is an electric smart scooter created by electric scooter brand NIU from China. The company was founded in 2014 by the former CTO of Baidu (the Chinese Google) and a former employee of Microsoft. The company is listed on NASDAQ and provides exceptionally high-quality and durable products.
The UQi-Series has been created using the latest design science and technologies. All parts of the scooter including the design and motor are optimized for city usage and have been created on the basis of a study with 150,000 riders and more than 1 million kilometers of usage data from NIU's popular N-Series and M-Series scooters. The result is a scooter that is purpose-built for the city.
Compared with the original U-Series the GT version has 15" wheels and many new technologies such as keyless start.
The scooter has a naked frame that is built to provide exceptional strength and carry capacity. It provides the scooter with torsonial rigidity and low longitudinal stiffness resulting in a optimal driving experience.
The UQi GT is provided with a 1,500 watt optimized Bosch electric motor that provides 92.6% efficiency. The motor has been custom created in a joint research and development between NIU and Bosch using NIU's study data. The motor is enhanced with a motor-lock innovation that provides in anti-theft.
The UQi GT is provided with Panasonic 18650 Lithium-ion batteries, of the same type as the batteries in the Tesla Model S. The batteries provide a range of 49.7 miles. NIU provides 2 years warranty on the batteries.
The UQi GT is provided with a wireless key that enables to lock and unlock the scooter from a distance of 50 meters.
The scooter is provided with a 6-Axis motion sensor to enhance anti-theft. Together with GPS the system is able to accurately detect unauthorized movement of the scooter and prevent theft.
Like Tesla cars, the scooter is equipped with a cloud connected controller that monitors and diagnoses the health of the scooter in real-time and provides in Over-The-Air updates to upgrade the scooter with new features.
The UQi GT is a true smart scooter that connects to a smart phone. Everything from battery monitoring to GPS to ride history, the NIU app keeps the driver connected and up-to-date with the whereabouts and health of the UQi GT. The app provides in an anti-theft system that warns the driver when the scooter is moved. With GPS it is possible to track the position of the scooter in real time.
The UQi GT has cruise control, parking assistant, a sensor based safety alert system and much more smart features. The scooter has a remote control to locate the scooter in the dark and to unlock the motor-lock from a distance up to 50 meters.
The UQi GT is available in many colors.
The scooter can be ordered online and is shipped worldwide. NIU has a global dealership network that can provide reliable service in most countries.