NIU launches two new electric vehicles
NIU Technologies has introduced two new electric vehicles, the RQi-GT and TQi-GT, at CES. NIU says its aim for the new electric vehicles is to change the way people commute and think of urban mobility.
“Congestion is rampant in overpopulated cities, costing commuters time and money, as well as imposing a detrimental impact on the environment. At NIU, we combine style with technology to design efficient and affordable solutions to combat these urban concerns,” said Yan Li, CEO at NIU Technologies.
The new RQi-GT is an urban performance electric motorcycle with top speeds of an estimated 100 mph (160 km/h). Distinct driving modes let drivers customize the e-motorcycle to suit their daily life and commuting needs by optimizing the vehicle’s performance. Designed and built around NIU’s advanced technology, the motor provides a peak output power of 30 kW (40 hp) and the two removable batteries (combined 7 kWh) can take riders up to 80 mi (128 km) on a single charge.
According to NIU, the 2020s is when cars will no longer rule the urban landscape, mobility solutions must evolve in the same capacity. NIU wants to revolutionize the way consumers think of traditional commuting and create a product line with self-driving and autonomous features for entire cities. The company says that this is the brand’s vision and obligation—an autonomous urban mobility network.
The TQi-GT is NIU’s first self-balancing electric three-wheeler, which comes standard with autonomous driving functionalities, including self-parking. Designed to provide urban commuters with an advantageous way to enjoy their city, the TQi-GT can reach top speeds of 50 mph (80 km/h) and has a range of up to 150 mi (241 km) to provide more than a week of urban commuting range. In order to provide additional safety features for urban drivers, the TQi-GT is also equipped with an anti-lock braking system.
According to the company, NIU conceptualized, designed, and manufactured the new RQi-GT and TQi-GT from start to finish. High-performance technology featured in the new products include:
- 5G IoT connectivity with enhanced riding data capabilities
- A mid-mounted belt drive motor, designed and built by NIU
- IoT connected battery packs by NIU
- High-performance battery cells provided by leading electronic manufacturer, Panasonic
- Full TFT dashboard displays to complement the vehicle’s stylish and elegant body
- Bluetooth-ready connection capabilities
- Anti-theft and GPS tracking for additional safety and peace of mind
5G IoT connectivity
NIU says that all of its future vehicles will include enhanced 5G IoT connectivity to improve user experience. Faster than the average smartphone, this integrated, high-speed connectivity allows users to track live vehicle diagnostics and settings, says the company. With the 5G IoT connectivity integration, users can lock, unlock, and start the vehicle right from their smartphone and monitor live GPS location, giving owners advanced control for a personalized riding experience.
24/7 connectivity to NIU cloud and customized rider experience
The RQi-GT and TQi-GT come equipped with 24/7 5G IoT connectivity to the NIU Cloud and proprietary app. The app provides access to real-time intelligence of advanced features like GPS, anti-theft and remote tracking, vehicle diagnostics, and access to a customer service help center. Additionally, NIU’s cloud-based technology ensures that each vehicle is always functioning at the highest level of performance by delivering over-the-air software updates. The mass production of the new models, RQi-GT and TQi-GT, is expected in the second half of 2020.
NIU’s booth during CES 2020 is at South Hall 4, Booth 35606.
For more information, visit www.niu.com/en/.