Segway Ninebot ES4 Electric Scooter Review

Electric Mobility Guide Review

Segway Ninebot ES4

  • 799.99$
Pros
  • Very good range
  • Sleek design
  • Easily swappable battery for extended range
  • State-of-the-art safety features
  • Atmospheric lights
Cons
  • No suspension system & small wheels: Limited to smooth riding conditions
  • Slow acceleration
  • Below average top speed for this price category
  • No bell
  • Top Speed: 17 mph
  • Range: 28 miles
  • 0-15 mph: 7.0 seconds
  • Weight: 30.9 lbs
  • Payload: 220 lbs
  • Tires: 8″ + 7.5″

In this electric scooter review, we will expound on why the Segway Ninebot ES4 Electric Scooter is among the most popular. This will help you decide whether you should purchase one.

The Segway Ninebot ES line is responsible for some of the finest electric scooters in the market. The Segway Ninebot ES4 electric scooter combines both power and comfort to give you a fun riding experience.

A possible conclusion of this review could be: If you are looking for an electric scooter to help you navigate your way through the city, look no further. The Segway Ninebot ES4 will come in handy.

Segway Ninebot ES4 Performance

Top Speed

The Segway Ninebot ES4 electric scooter outclasses its direct competitors when it comes to performance.

It offers three modes of riding: Limited, Standard, and Sports. When the scooter is on limited mode, it drains less of the battery. It can only achieve a top speed of 10mph in this mode.

When in standard mode, the speed increases to 17 mph.

If you’d like to cruise at a top speed of about 18.6 mph, you should turn on the sports mode.

Ninebot ES4 Top Speed

This pushes your Segway Ninebot ES4 to its absolute limits.

Should you be tired of using the throttle, you can switch to cruise mode. This will allow you to keep cruising steadily at a speed of 12 mph.

Acceleration/Kick-Off

One of the stand out features of the Segway Ninebot ES4 is its acceleration. Just a gentle press of the throttle, and you’ll hit the top speed in no time.

Ninebot ES4 Acceleration

Hill Climbing

The Segway Ninebot ES4 barely has a challenge moving uphill. The only downside is that more of the battery will be drained.

You can cruise at a decent speed provided the angle of inclination of the hill is not more than 15%.

Segway Ninebot ES4 Hill Climbing

Many users have reported that the Segway Ninebot ES4 performed way above their expectations when they ascended considerably steep hills.

However, this scooter will cruise at a really slow speed when ascending very steep slopes. It may even fail to move if the slope is too steep, but this is the case with any electric scooter.

Range

When talking about the range, you first have to consider if the battery is fully charged or not. The Segway Ninebot ES4 can travel for 28 miles when fully charged.

Several range tests have been carried out to determine the exact range that this scooter can travel.

The results slightly vary. Some users reported that the scooter was able to travel a couple miles over the officially stated range. Others said that it traveled a couple miles less.

Segway Ninebot has come out to defend their figures, stating that the variation comes about due to different riding surfaces and conditions.

Braking & Safety

The Segway Ninebot ES4 has two braking systems. One is electrical while the other one is mechanical.

The rear tire has the mechanical braking system while the electrical braking system is located on the handlebars.

Ninebot ES4 Braking

A combination of both can both assist you to come to a complete halt within 12 feet even after cruising at 15 mph. Using only one of both systems makes you stop more smoothly.

Segway Ninebot ES4 Ride Quality

The three riding modes make cruising on the Segway Ninebot ES4 a cool experience. You can travel over long or short distances with ease.

If you are riding it alone, you shouldn’t have any problems. The combination of big tires and dual shock absorbers make for a comfortable ride.

This scooter can carry two grown-ups. However, you will have to compromise on the speed at which you can cruise.

Segway Ninebot ES4 Design

The attention to detail that was put into making the Segway Ninebot ES4 is just breathtaking.

The silver and dark grey finishes accentuate its already sophisticated look. At first glance, you might confuse it with the Xiaomi M365 scooter. However, its sleek minimalist design makes it stand out.

 You can also find the ES4 in a blue color variant. The options are limited for people who love more pronounced or shouting colors. However, if your biggest worry is the performance, then the color variants provided should suffice.

The Segway Ninebot ES4 scooter has a characteristically robust stem which largely contributes to its stability and security.

Portability, Weight & Dimensions

The Segway Ninebot ES4 is considerably heavier when compared to other scooters due to the external battery. Its weight of 30.9 lbs however pales in comparison to the 220 lbs weight it can carry.

You can easily fold it and wheel it to wherever you are going. You just press a pedal located at the front which in turn fastens the mainframe to the rear mudguard.

Folded Segway Ninebot ES4

A folded Segway Ninebot ES4 measures 45″ by 17″ by 16″. This is common for a lot of standard scooters.

Segway Ninebot ES4 Feature Deep Dive

Battery

The Segway Ninebot ES4 has two lithium-ion batteries. Its predecessor, the Ninebot ES2 , only has a single battery.

One battery is placed internally, while the extra battery is placed externally.

The extra battery provides this scooter with the power to cruise through longer distances without the need of charging it. It can travel twice the distance its predecessors (the ES1, ES2, ES3) could.

However, due to the extra battery, you will have to charge it for double the time. Fully charging this scooter takes approximately 7 hours.

Segway Ninebot ES4 Battery

The external battery is detachable in case you want to decrease the weight of the scooter when carrying it.

The external battery is detachable in case you want to decrease the weight of the scooter when carrying it.

The scooter also has a battery protection feature to ensure that it doesn’t overheat or short-circuit during charging.

This feature is essential to anyone who is busy. It can also be useful if you don’t want to monitor it while it is charging indoors.

Motor

All the power that propels this scooter through great distances at high speeds comes from an electric motor. The continuous power output of this motor is 300W.

Wheels

Segway Ninebot ES4 Motor in Front Wheel

A part of the Segway Ninebot scooter that hasn’t been modified over the years are the wheels. We can’t say that they are the best, but they are sufficient for a smooth ride.

The front-wheel measures 8 inches in terms of diameter, while the back wheel measures 7.5 inches in terms of diameter.

Both wheels are made of solid rubber. This is unlike the wheels of most automobiles and bikes that require you to fill them with air.

However, with the Segway Ninebot ES4 electric scooter wheels, you are only limited to riding on smooth surfaces. You will find it uncomfortable or even impossible to move on other surfaces such as grass, sand and snow.

Both wheels have mudguards to prevent water or dirt from splashing onto you while riding.

Cockpit

Segway Ninebot ES4 Cockpit

The cockpit is tailored to enhance your riding experience by allowing you to simply carry out different actions.

On one side of the handle bar, you have a switch for the throttle. On the other side, you have a switch for the brakes.

Both of the switches are conveniently placed on the cockpit for you to use your thumbs to press them.

In the middle, you have an LED panel that displays crucial information. For example, the battery percentage, the speed at which you are traveling, riding mode, and the status of the Bluetooth connection.

Handlebars

The Segway NInebot ES4 handlebars are ergonomically designed to ensure that you are in full control.

The rubber grip handles guarantee a firm grip even if you sweat or it rains.

Lights

On the front, the Segway Ninebot ES4 has a headlight on the uppermost part of the stem. This headlight aids in seeing at night.

 It also has red rear taillights that turn red anytime you brake.

Segway Ninebot ES4 Atmosphere Lights

Below the deck, there are fully customizable LED atmospheric lights that come on at night to allow you to be visible to motorists or pedestrians.

Those atmospheric lights truly make the Segway Ninebot ES4 something special.

Deck

This E-scooter’s deck does not differ from any of its predecessors.

It has a rubber cover with a meshed pattern to improve the grip while you are riding. Its deck is relatively thin compared to those of other scooters because it doesn’t house the battery.

The deck is positioned 5.5 inches above the ground, high enough to navigate low sidewalks and curbs without slowing down. High enough as well to protect you from uneven grounds.

Weight Capacity

This scooter can handle a maximum weight of 220 pounds like many other common scooters with similar power outputs.

Interestingly, some users have reported that it can carry slightly above its weight limit while still performing at the highest level.

The company has not officially backed these claims, so it would be safer to stick to the recommended weight limit or shop for other scooters with higher weight limits if needed.

Resistance

The Segway Ninebot ES4 electric scooter is resistant to water only to a small degree. Its resistance rating against water is IP54.

For that reason, its component won’t be affected by light rains, dirt, or water splashes.

For your safety, you should avoid riding it in very wet areas or during heavy rains to prevent any electrical malfunctions.

Smartphone App Connectivity

Segway Ninebot ES4 Smartphone Application

This scooter comes with a unique Segway Ninebot ES4 App to help you monitor and control how the scooter is functioning.

It includes various riding aspects such as the scooter temperature, mileage, and energy recovery levels.

The taillights and can be turned on and off directly from the app. The app also allows you to lock the scooter.

This app is compatible with both Android phones and iPhones. It contains several features that are fully customizable and uses Bluetooth to connect to other devices.

You can also use this app to choose the riding mode you prefer or monitor the speed at which you’re traveling. The app also enables you to set a specific speed limit.

However, on the most important App Stores we checked, this app has quite a few bad reviews. Users usually complain about the time it takes to connect the scooter to the smartphone. To be honest, I think Segway still has a bit of work to do in this regard.

Segway Ninebot ES4 Awards

The Segway Ninebot ES4 held off some of its competitors, such as the XIAOMI M365, to scoop the iF Design award in the Netherlands.


Segway Ninebot ES4: Review Conclusion

All in all, the Segway Ninebot ES4 is a reliable electric scooter for anyone looking to navigate through the city without getting stuck in traffic.

With this scooter, you can travel for a long distance before the batteries run out of charge.

On the flip side, the extra battery does increase a significant amount of weight to the scooter when carrying it. That could be quite a hassle, especially if you didn’t plan for extra baggage.

During the ride, you can switch between different riding modes to accommodate your current preference.

The most notable thing missing from this scooter is a bell. Although you can purchase one and add it, this can be an inconvenience for many people.

If you don’t mind the extra weight, then the Ninebot ES4 will suit you to a tee.

SPEED
8
ACCELERATION
6
RANGE
9
HILL CLIMBING
8
RIDING COMFORT
7
BRAKING & SAFETY
9
PORTABILITY
9
DESIGN
10
COMPANY REPUTATION
10
pros
Sleek design
Comfortable handlebars
Long range of travel
Additional external battery
Reliable safety features
Atmospheric lights
cons
Limited to smooth riding surfaces
No suspension system
No bell
Average acceleration

Specifications: Segway Ninebot ES4

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