In Berlin, the exhibition IFA 2018, and within the framework of this event, Segway finally showed the face and sounded the characteristics of the Drift W1. Recall, this new version of personal transport, commercials with an electric motor, was announced in the middle of summer. Then the e-Skates could be judged only on the advertising video, now their specifications are known.
The dimensions of each device from the e-Skates pair are 291x162x21 mm, the weight is 3.5 kg. The electric motor's power is unknown, but it can accelerate the platform to a speed of 12 km / h, which guarantees the owner an advantage over all who are forced to move on foot without the help of machinery. e-Skates even knows how to climb steep slopes at 10 °, but it's not known how to jump over an obstacle without reliable fastening to the leg.
One battery only lasts for a 45 minute trip, and then you need to wait 3 hours for the batteries to recharge. Probably, this is done also in order to artificially interrupt pokatushki, to cool hotheads and force them to pause. Although e-Skates themselves have IP54 protection class, as well as anti-shock bumpers around the perimeter, this mode of transport remains difficult to master and potentially traumatic. In what and on a personal example visitors of an exhibition were convinced.
For night-time operation, e-Skates are equipped with indicator lights to become visible on the road. Management here is intuitive, due to the slopes and corners of the body, well known to fans of gyro pacemakers. The cost of one pair of e-Skates will be $ 465, they will go on sale in October this year.js.src = “&version=v2.8”; 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));