While we didn’t make it to CES 2022 in person this year, we’ve certainly heard about the “eMobility Experience”, a test track for demo rides of all the e-scooters, e-bikes and any other micromobility vehicles that have come to play in Las Vegas Vegas.
Many products were shown, many of which were not really new, such as Bird’s new consumer vehicle set, the Bird Bike, Bird Flex and Birdie, Zoomo’s electric assist electric bikes, the City Robin step-by-step electric bike by Euphree and The 3D printed carbon fiber e-bikes by Arevo and Superstrata. There were a handful of interesting companies showing off new versions of their electric scooters, bicycles, motorcycles and connected technology.
The main theme throughout this year is smart and connected vehicles. These tiny EVs are being built with more powerful on-board computers that are synced with apps that can help riders find their vehicle, track fitness goals, and control bike functions like locks and lights.
Here’s a summary of new bikes, scooters and some connected technologies that arrived at CES 2022.
Segway, the electric micromobility maker that not only sells personal vehicles but also supplies vehicles to many shared operators around the world, arrived at CES with a new line of scooters, the P-Series, and a new moped-type e-scooter, the E11a .
The P60 and P100S scooters have wider stirrups and handles, automotive grade all-season tires, and front and rear spring suspension. They also have turn signals, a tail light and multiple ways to lock and unlock the vehicle. The E110a has room for two, lots of storage space and lots of smart features, according to the company. Segway hasn’t shared more information on exactly what these smart features were, but if it’s anything like its latest generation, it will have a battery management system and the ability to connect to smartphones and therefore the Segway-Ninebot app.
The Swedish manufacturer of light electric motorcycles brought the “CAKE :work series” to the US for the first time. This series of professional motorcycles has been shown before, but not in the states. Cake’s biggest news at CES involved updates to its Ridecake connectivity app, including features to allow professional fleet managers to monitor and manage their vehicles.
New connectivity features are available to all cyclists with a Cake Connect module enabled to service data in their vehicles, this includes all current and future models as well as most existing Cake bikes. The app update will add custom travel modes, real-time driving information and travel history, and anti-theft security.
Professionals using Cake’s cloud-based management system will get real-time data, including live location of their fleet with position of all bikes, mileage, range and battery status of all bikes, and access to diagnostic data . Over the air, the system will also allow for firmware updates, access to anti-theft functionality and configuration of custom travel modes.
American-Ukrainian startup Delfast has released an updated model of its Top 3.0 electric bike, which the company claims can travel up to 200 miles on a single charge. The smart bike has an on-board computer that can be configured to receive software updates and immobilize the vehicle to protect against theft. It can also sync with Delfast’s new mobile app to provide on-demand analytics, lock and unlock the bike, arm and disarm the bike alarm, track total mileage, odometer and speedometer metrics, monitor bike power and speed. estimated range, locate the bike, control lighting and other smart features.
Chinese scooter company Niu appeared this year with its new BQi-C1 e-bike, a vehicle that the company once teased but ultimately shared pricing and technical specifications at CES.
The stepper bike is powered by a 500W continuous, 750W rear Bafang hub motor and can reach top speeds of 28 miles per hour in the US. a top speed of 15.5 miles per hour. The American version will have accelerator and assisted pedal, while the European version will only have assisted pedal. BQi will also be connected to the app and will feature many smart security features. It will cost $1,499 in the US, which is a good deal for such a powerful electric bike.
Okay, another Chinese manufacturer that supplies vehicles to many big-name carriers arrived at CES with five products, but only one of the three can be assembled. Let’s start there. The EB20 e-bike is built with professional grade mountain bike components with a lightweight carbon fiber frame. It’s a 12-speed bike with a 750W engine, exchangeable Samsung batteries and a large 2.8-inch LED touchscreen.
Okai has also launched its ES600 sharing e-scooter to meet the needs of the growing scooter sharing industry. It features an interchangeable battery system with built-in handles on each battery, optimized weight distribution, low center of gravity and hydraulic suspension system. It also has side and front light indicators, LED headlights and taillights, and side-mounted reflectors. The ES800 is an off-road performance scooter with a serious 1800W engine, 12-inch off-road tires, a 35% climb rate and dual shock absorbers. The weight of this heavy vehicle is 30% heavier than most e-scooters to provide more stability.
Now for the products you can’t assemble. Okai introduced its SH10 smart helmet, made with antibacterial materials, to provide a safer and more hygienic ride. They are likely also aimed at the shared audience, which is increasingly being demanded by cities to include helmets.
The helmet is integrated with Bluetooth to connect to the Okai app, from which riders can customize and configure the front and rear LED displays to improve visibility. An intelligent built-in speaker also allows motorcyclists to listen to music without affecting auditory perception on the road.
Finally, Okai arrived in Vegas with its SP10 Smart Backpack which features an ultraviolet light disinfection chamber, a fingerprint sensor for secure access, built-in device charging and a customizable RGB strip that can be synced to vehicle status .
Bosch came up with its smart connected e-bike system, which isn’t exactly new, but was awarded honoree status at the CES Innovation Awards.
The system comprises the eBike Flow app that acts as a switch, control unit, display, rechargeable battery and drive unit. Like others at CES, the connected bike can be refreshed over the air, record personal ride information and fitness data, customize riding modes, and display information such as battery charge status and next service appointment on the home screen.
Finally, just to keep things interesting, there were moonbikes. Now again, the company’s electric snowmobile isn’t exactly new, but CES was actually the first time people actually got to check it out in person. It is a single-track snowmobile that has a 3kW electric motor (4hp) and has a top speed of 26 miles per hour.
At just 182 pounds, it’s much lighter than your traditional snowmobile, which can make maneuvering and playing easier. It’s designed with a snow slope in the back and a single ski in the front, and its battery can travel about 12 miles in sport mode or 22 miles in eco mode. A full charge would take about five hours.