Decarbonizing Little Wheels: Segway-Ninebot, Elaia electrifying Scooters, Trikes

July 5, 2023
Segway-Ninebot is making inroads with its electric scooter division, while Elaia Green Vehicles of Philippines is planning to launch electric trikes to offer larger passenger capacity, enhanced comfort, zero smoke emission

Two makers of smaller, more personal transport vehicles are going all-out electric.

Segway-Ninebot is making inroads with its electric scooter division, while Elaia Green Vehicles of Philippines is planning to launch electric trikes to offer larger passenger capacity, enhanced comfort, zero smoke emission, reduced noise pollution and longer battery life.

The Elaia solution will highlight a cheaper alternative source of power through fast-charging stations to allow electric trike owners recharge their vehicles and eliminate the range anxiety associated with electric vehicles. The company's charging stations are easily accessible and convenient, thus helping locals to select e-trikes.

Elaia Green Vehicles has also partnered with City Savings Bank for a joint motorcycle loan and e-trike venture, which will help individuals purchase these vehicles and contribute to the greening of their communities.

"With our strategic partnerships and commitment to expanding charging infrastructure, we aim to make electric trikes more accessible to a wider audience, paving the way for a greener and more livable future," said Ronaldo V. Puno, Owner and Chairman of Elaia Green Vehicles.

Segway-Ninebot has received the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Verification Statement for the electric scooter category, which covers micromobility products of Ninebot Max S90L, Ninebot Max Plus X (SNSC 2.4), from TÜV SÜD. The verified KickScooter products complied with international standards of ISO 14040 and ISO 14044.

Being awarded the LCA verification statement represents a critical milestone for Segway in its green and low-carbon efforts, and shows its corporate sustainability philosophy in real practice," said Michael Luan, Product Director of Segway Commercial Mobility Business Division, Segway-Ninebot.

As part of its green development through recyclable packaging practice, Segway-Ninebot has formulated the "Packaging Design Specification" to manage the design and use of packaging materials. The company has established a packaging material library to increase the reuse rate of shared materials.

The two LCA verified models have utilized recycled materials such as the rear and front fenders, chassis front bumper, and several other integral parts in the key components of the KickScooter. To reduce the use of non-environmentally friendly materials, the company has switched to corrugated and honeycomb cardboard packaging designs.