The Segway Ninebot eKickscooter Zing E10 is a dependable, rugged, and all-around great electric scooter for kids
Tom’s Guide Verdict
The Segway Ninebot eKickscooter Zing E10 is a dependable, rugged, and all-around great electric youth scooter.
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Weight: 18.7 pounds Max speed: 10 MPH Range: 6 miles (est) Max. rider weight: 132 pounds Recommended rider age: 8-14 years
Some youth e-scooters stand out from the crowd, and Segway’s Ninebot eKickscooter Zing E10 is one of them. With multiple riding modes, great functionality and a lightweight foldable design, this scooter is bound to provide years of fun and performance. At 229, it’s a little more expensive than other youth scooters, but provides advanced features such as underdeck lighting and water-resistant electronics. The Zing E10 is a great fit for both beginner and intermediate riders.
For this Segway Ninebot Zing E10 review, Mia, our energetic and opinionated 7-year-old, tested the scooter for four weeks in all different riding environments to see if it deserved a spot on our best electric scooters for kids page.
Segway Ninebot eKickscooter Zing E10 review: Design
With a sleek gray body, blue racing stripe and color-changing under-deck LED lighting, the Ninebot Zing E10 is a sharp looking scooter. “I adore the lights and wish there were more colors,” Mia said. The scooter has a long deck and 33.5-inch high handlebars measured from the top of the deck, making it best suited for riders within the 4’3”-5’3” height range.
Segway was able to squeeze an impressive 6-mile range and a strong motor into a remarkably light 18.7-pound unit.
Unlike the Razor E100, the Ninebot Zing E10 is foldable, making it convenient to store and carry when not in use. “I like that it folds and is easy to pick up.” said Mia. However, the foot-operated ‘folding pedal’ button on the frame required considerable pressure to release. After many attempts, Mia was unable to apply enough pressure to get the scooter to fold. It was even difficult for her full-grown father to get the lock to release, but it became easier over time to the point where Mia could do it. Thankfully, getting it to unfold and click back into riding position again was relatively easy for Mia.
A green, yellow red battery indicator is visible on the side of the scooter to tell the rider how much charge is left.
Segway Ninebot eKickscooter Zing E10 review: Setup
Assembly of the Ninebot E10 was very straight-forward and took less than 5 minutes. In fact, there were only two screws that required tightening in the whole process. Upon inspection, the scooter appeared to be in great shape — it was very solid and had no loose parts after assembly. After a four-hour charge time, it was ready to go.
Despite the great features and easy assembly, the instructions on how to get the Ninebot Zing E10 started were severely lacking and incredibly frustrating. The instructions say “Please activate the scooter before your first ride.” However, it doesn’t tell you how to do that. Simply turning the scooter on is not enough to make it work the first time. If you look around the scooter, there is a tiny QR Code sticker on the handle bars that says ‘Scan to Activate’, but the code never worked despite trying two different code readers. I went online to get the answer, and apparently I was not alone. There were whole discussion threads devoted to figuring out how to get it started. I eventually found partial instructions in the QA section of Amazon’s Segway Ninebot Zing E10 page and finally got it activated.
Once it was activated, I didn’t realize that the initial speed was limited to 6.2 mph despite toggling between riding modes. Mia got pretty frustrated that it was so slow. I thought maybe it was defective, so we turned it off and we tried it again an hour later. This time, the full power of the Ninebot E10 was unleashed and Mia was able to cruise at 10MPH with a big smile on her face.
Why the activation instructions are not included with the user-manual is beyond me. For your reference, the official activation instructions from Segway are copied below:
- Power On: Turn on E10, The buzzer will sound, indicator light will flash. Until activated, the vehicle is initially locked in at 3.1 mph.
- Activate: Press the accelerator and brake at the same time until you hear two beeps. Then, release the accelerator and brake. Once it has been activated, the alarm and the indicator light will stop, the speed limit will be set at 6.2 MPH.
- Restart: Restart the E10 by holding the power button to turn off, and then press again to turn on.
Segway Ninebot eKickscooter Zing E10 review: Performance
It was now time to witness the power of this fully activated and operational e-scooter. The Zing E10 has a thumb operated throttle control and two braking options. You can either use the standard foot brake or its EBS energy recovery handbrake that charges the batteries while slowing down the scooter.
The user can toggle between three riding modes; Turbo, Cruise or Safe. Turbo mode has a top speed of 10 mph and is controlled by the throttle. Cruise mode is a hybrid-scooting mode where your speed is determined by how fast you can kick your scooter, with a max speed of 10 MPH. Safe mode is for beginners with a maximum throttle speed of 6.2 MPH. Each mode has its own unique LED light display under the deck that can be seen at night. “I like that it has a slow mode to learn, and then you can change it to go fast,” Mia said, adding that the buttons were easy to use.
The Zing E10 worked very well on every terrain Mia could find and could even handle moderate hills with ease. It was perfect for going around the neighborhood, buzzing down our farm road and across our lawn. Its quiet motor made it easy for Mia to hear traffic and her parents. Mia had to get used to controlling her speed on tight turns, but eventually got the hang of it.
The Zing E10 features front suspension and Mia was impressed with the smooth ride that it offered. “It doesn’t hurt my hands when I drive down our road,” she said. The screws on the handlebars had to be tightened twice over the period of a month as the scooter was broken-in while riding over rough roads.
The fact that this scooter is water resistant was a relief to both Mia and myself, “If you’re going around the block and it starts to rain, you can still use it to get home without breaking” she said. No matter how much you tell kids to avoid puddles and wet grass while scooting, they will eventually ride through some. It’s nice to know that the scooter won’t short-circuit if that happens.
Segway Ninebot eKickscooter Zing E10 review: Safety features
As a parent, there are some safety features I feel are missing from this scooter. Although the Zing E10 has all the figurative bells and whistles you could want in a scooter at this price range, it lacks the literal ones. It would be nice if it had a horn or bell feature to alert other riders. There are no reflectors on the front or the sides of the scooter, giving it limited visibility to traffic as it gets dark. The underdeck ambient lighting is nice and looks cool, but forward and rear-facing lights would provide greater safety benefits.
Segway Ninebot eKickscooter Zing E10 review Verdict
The Segway Zing E10 is a dependable, rugged, and all-around great electric youth scooter. Once you get past the confusing activation process, this scooter offers just about everything a beginning and intermediate rider would want. It has quickly become Mia’s favorite scooter.
If you’re looking for a scooter for a younger rider, Segway does offer the Ninebot E8, which is slightly smaller and offers a top speed of 8.7 MPH.
At 229, the Segway Ninebot eKickscooter Zing E10 is more expensive than many of the other best electric scooters for kids, most of which cost between 100 to 150. But if you’re looking for an electric scooter that can grow with your child, it’s worth the investment. And, once they grow up, you can get them Segway’s electric go-kart.
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Amazon is offering the Segway Ninebot eKickScooter ZING E8 Kids Electric Scooter for 199.99 shipped. Normally 250 at Amazon, today’s deal beats our last mention by an additional 20 to mark the lowest price that we’ve seen in months. The 130W motor here can reach up to 8.7MPH and the internal battery can last for as far as 6.2 miles on a single charge. Designed for kids, this eScooter is made for ages six to 12 and up to 110-pounds. Height ranges span 3′ 9″ to 4′ 9″. Plus, this eScooter is lightweight at just 17.6-pounds and folds nearly flat to make it easy to transport for spring and summer outings in the next few months.
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Segway Ninebot ZING E8 Kids Electric Kick Scooter. Pink
SKU: 1SG-E8-PNK UPC: Top Speed: ~14 km/h (8.7 mph) Top Speed: ~10 km (6.2 Mi) Weight: 8.0 kg (17.6 lbs) Motor: 150W Battery: 55.08 Wh 24V Max Load: 50 kg (110 lbs) Max Grade: 4 Deg Tire Size: Tubeless Tire
Brand New Electric Scooter for Children in Vibrant Colors Designe
An Electric Kick Scooter Sepcially deisgned for young Kids (Recommended Age: 6-12 years old).
Come and try a new way of riding kickscooters with this Ninebot Segway Zing E8. Simply kick to start, the scooter will continue to glide without needing to press the throttle! The harder you kick, the faster you accelerate.
Smart Battery Management System
With 7 years of accumulated development of the fifth-generation BMS intelligent battery management system, the cumulative total of managed batteries exceeds 300 million, which can provide comprehensive protection for lithium-ion batteries. The support of the BMS makes the ZING E8 safe and reliable.
Integrated Battery Design
The battery pack adopts a new design and process. It integrates the lithium-ion battery, controller, and BMS intelligent battery control system into one module. The overall structure is more compact and the body is slimmer. In the battery pack, 18650 high-rate batteries with a discharge capacity twice that of ordinary batteries are selected.
The slim body is only 1.3 inches in thickness, and the weight of the scooter is only 17.6 lbs, which can be easily folded. The scooter is light, easy to fold, portable, and can be easily placed in the trunk.
Front Shock Absorption
In order to bring a comfortable riding experience, the ZING E8 is equipped with a 40 mm front shock absorption, which can effectively absorb the bumps from sand, grass, and dirt roads. With high elastic solid rubber tires, you can just ride smoothly and have fun.
Aerospace Grade Aluminum Alloy Body
The slim body is made of aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, with a static load of up to 1,320 lbs (600 kg), and has passed a 1,200 miles (2,000km) endurance test.
Elastic Solid Rubber Tires
The new high elastic rubber tire is designed to be wear-resistant, no need to inflate the tires. The tire tread has been redesigned for better grip and anti-skid performance.
Low Pedal Design
The scooter is only 3.9 inches above the ground, the center of gravity is low, and it is closer to the ground, allowing the children to ride d control easily.
The thumb throttle has moderate resistance and responsiveness, which is convenient for riders to control the driving speed and fully enjoy the fun of “driving”.
The one-click switch also takes into account the switching function when riding. You can switch among the three riding modes of throttle, cruise and safety just by clicking the button after starting up, very simple and convenient.
In the safety mode, the maximum speed is limited to 6.2mph, and beginners can easily master the essentials of riding.
TPR Handle Grips
The handle grips are made of TPR material, which are comfortable to hold and offer superior anti-skid traction. They provide riders with a firm grip and have more control over the vehicle. TPR handle grips are also easy to clean and maintain.
M Reflective Stickers
The 3M reflective sticker is installed on the fender. It has high reflectivity, a wide reflection angle, and strong adhesion, providing more safety and security.
The above data are from the Ninebot Laboratory. The actual data in use may change due to changes in the surrounding environment.
Max. Speed: Approx. 14 km/h (8.7 mph)Typical Range: Approx. 10 kms (6.2 miles) 40 minutesMax. Slope: Approx. 7%
Rider Payload: 20-50 kgs (44-110 lbs)Rider Recommended Age: 6. 12 years oldRider Required Height: 3’9”–4’9” (115–145 cm)
Traversable Terrain: Flat surface, paved road; obstacles 0.4 in (1 cm); gaps 1.2 in (3 cm)Operating Temperature: 14-104°F (-10-40°C)Storage Temperature:.4–122°F (-20–50°C); 41–86°F (5–30°C) recommendedIP Rating: IPX4Battery: 24V 2550 mAh / 55.08 WhBattery Management System: Over-heating, short circuit, over-current and over-charge protectionMotor: Nominal Power 150 W (0.15kW)
Charger: Input Voltage 100-240 V / Output Power 20.16 W (0.02 kW) / Output Voltage 25.2 VDC / Output Current 0.8 ADuration of Charging: Approx. 4 h
Tires: Tubeless tire; material: synthetic rubber
Braking Method: Regenerative brake hand-operated brake foot brakeLED rear lightRiding Modes Turbo Mode, Cruise Mode and Safe ModeFrame Material: Alluminum-alloyShock Absorber: Spring damperBattery Indicator: RG LED lightMode Indicator: White LED light
Unfold: Length x Width x Height Approx. 32.7 × 13.2 × 33.5 in (830×335×850mm) Fold: Length x Width x Height A Approx. 34.4 × 13.2 × 12.6 in (875×335×320mm) Weight Net: Approx. 8.0 kg (17.6 lbs)
Segway Ninebot ZING E8 Review: Perfect For 6-12 Year Olds
Are you on the lookout for the perfect E-scooter for your kid? With so many options available in the market, choosing the right E-scooter for your child can be overwhelming. You want to ensure that your child is safe, while also ensuring that the E-scooter has all the necessary features to provide them with a thrilling and enjoyable ride.
Enter the Segway Ninebot ZING E8, a sleek and stylish E-scooter that comes in several cool colors to suit your child’s preference. But it’s not just about the looks – this E-scooter packs a punch with its impressive features that ensure a safe and smooth ride.
Equipped with a 150W motor, the Ninebot ZING E8 can reach a top speed of 8.7 mph, which is enough for your child to enjoy a thrilling ride without compromising on safety. But that’s not all! Stay tuned as we delve deeper into the Ninebot ZING E8 Review and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.
The battery and range of an E-scooter are crucial factors to consider when choosing the right one for your child. The Segway Ninebot ZING E8 comes with a 21.6V 2550 mAh Li-ion battery, which has a total capacity of 55.08Wh.
One of the drawbacks of this E-scooter is its limited range, which is only 6.2 miles. This range may not be suitable for long rides, but it is good enough for short commutes or rides around the neighborhood.
In addition, the Segway Ninebot ZING E8 has a charge time of 4 hours, which may seem long considering that the battery will only run for around 40-50 minutes on a single charge, depending on the speed and terrain.
To ensure that your child’s riding experience is not interrupted, it is recommended to charge the battery after every use. This way, the E-scooter will be ready for the next adventure when your child is.
When it comes to choosing an E-scooter for your child, portability is an important factor to consider. The Segway Ninebot ZING E8 is a prime example of an E-scooter that excels in this area. Weighing in at just 17.5 lbs, this E-scooter is lightweight and easy for kids to carry and control while riding.
One of the standout features of the Ninebot ZING E8 is its foldable design. This makes it easy to store the E-scooter in car trunks or small spaces, which is especially convenient for families who love to travel. Whether you’re taking a weekend road trip or heading to the beach, the Ninebot ZING E8 can come along for the ride.
The foldable design of the Ninebot ZING E8 also makes it easy to bring the E-scooter inside when not in use. This can help prevent theft and damage, as well as provide a safe and secure place to store the E-scooter.
Suspension Ride Quality
The Segway Ninebot ZING E8 offers a smooth and comfortable ride, thanks to its suspension and tire design. Let’s take a closer look at the specifics.
The Ninebot ZING E8 features 7-inch tubeless solid rubber tires that have good thread and provide excellent traction.
Segway’s own patented Anti-skid technology ensures that the tires maintain a good grip on the road, while also requiring low maintenance. These tires are also durable and can handle most urban terrains.
The Ninebot ZING E8 features a 40mm front spring suspension that absorbs shock and provides some cushioning on bumpy roads. In addition, the solid rubber tires themselves also provide some level of cushioning, resulting in a smooth and comfortable ride.
It’s important to note that this suspension system is not meant for rough terrains and performs best in urban settings.
Safety and Reliability
While the Segway Ninebot ZING E8 is designed with safety in mind, it’s important to also take additional safety measures. We highly recommend that parents always talk to their children about safety when using the E-scooter and invest in a high-quality electric scooter helmet to ensure that their child’s head is protected in case of an accident.
Now let’s dive into the different components of the Segway Ninebot ZING E8 and see how it stacks up in terms of design and functionality.
The Segway Ninebot ZING E8 has a basic deck design but is solidly built. The deck has a weight capacity of 100 lbs or 45kg, which is perfect for kids. It has a sandpaper-like feel to make it more grippy, providing a better foothold for riders. However, the deck is not very spacious and may not be suitable for kids with larger feet.
Segway goes the extra mile when it comes to the braking system of the Ninebot ZING E8. It comes with three different brakes to ensure safety while riding. The foot brake, front brake, and regenerative brakes combined with anti-skid tires ensure quick and efficient stops, making it an ideal choice for parents who are concerned about their child’s safety.
The handlebar and stem of the Ninebot ZING E8 are well-designed for kids. The stem is foldable, which makes it easy to carry and store, and the thermoplastic rubber grips are soft and comfortable, providing a good grip to the rider.
The cockpit of the Ninebot ZING E8 is simple and easy to use. It does not have an LED display, but it has a thumb throttle on the right and a brake on the left. The E-scooter does not come with a bell or horn, which could be a safety issue.
The Ninebot ZING E8 lacks both a headlight and a backlight, which is a major safety concern, especially when riding in low-light conditions. It only has under-deck lights and reflective stickers at the back. This could be problematic for parents who want their kids to be safe while riding. It is highly recommended to invest in proper head and back lights to increase visibility and ensure safety.
Dust Water Resistance
The Ninebot ZING E8 has an IPX4 rating, which means it is resistant to water splashes from any direction. However, it is not fully waterproof, and it is not recommended to ride in heavy rain or other wet conditions.
Warranty And Customer Support
The Ninebot ZING E8 comes with a limited warranty period. The deck, stem, and handlebar are covered by a 1-year warranty. Most electronic components, including the battery, brakes, charger, and throttle, are covered by a 180-day warranty, while parts like a foot stand, reflector, rear wheel, and grips come with a 90-day warranty. The customer support provided by Segway-Ninebot is excellent and responsive to customer inquiries and issues.
Final Verdict – Wrapping it up
The Segway Ninebot ZING E8 is a suitable option for parents who want a budget-friendly and low-maintenance E-scooter for their kids. The E-scooter has a solid build quality, good traction tires, and a comfortable ride due to its suspension system. However, it lacks proper lighting, which is a major safety drawback. Additionally, its top speed of 8.7 mph may not be enough for older kids or teenagers.
If you are looking for an E-scooter with a higher top speed, then the Segway Ninebot ZING E10 is a slightly more upgraded option, with a top speed of 10mph. On the other hand, if you are willing to spend more for an E-scooter with more speed and advanced features, the Hiboy S2 Lite can be a better option.
Overall, the Segway Ninebot ZING E8 can be a good fit for kids aged 6-12, for older kids or teenagers, or those who prioritize speed and proper lighting, other options may be more suitable.
Daniel Scott is an e-scooter reviewer and author at Erides Hub. His unbridled enthusiasm for the latest electric scooters has led him to become a reviewer and author at Erides Hub. He provides honest, unbiased reviews on the newest models of electric scooters, taking into account all angles from design, and battery life to speed.