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Segway rolls out C80 moped-style ebike

Segway rolls out C80 moped-sty...
Segway says that eMoped C80 riders shouldn't need a license in most US states
Segway says that eMoped C80 riders shouldn't need a license in most US states
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Segway says that eMoped C80 riders shouldn't need a license in most US states
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Segway says that eMoped C80 riders shouldn't need a license in most US states
The double-ring LED headlight auto illuminates when daylight starts to fade, becoming brighter as it gets darker
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The double-ring LED headlight auto illuminates when daylight starts to fade, becoming brighter as it gets darker
There's a rear rack for cargo, or you could grip your bag between your feet on the spacious deck
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There's a rear rack for cargo, or you could grip your bag between your feet on the spacious deck
Front fork and mid-spring suspension help smooth out the bumps
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Front fork and mid-spring suspension help smooth out the bumps
Segway has put the eMoped C80 up for pre-order on Indiegogo
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Segway has put the eMoped C80 up for pre-order on Indiegogo
The eMoped C80 offers a top speed of 20 mph, and a per charge range of nearly 53 miles
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The eMoped C80 offers a top speed of 20 mph, and a per charge range of nearly 53 miles
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At the end of last year, Segway gave us a glimpse of a few of its upcoming urban mobility electric two-wheelers, including an eMoped. Now the company has put that C80 model up for pre-order on Indiegogo.

The C80 has the look of a basic sit-on scooter but rocks pedals so is also an ebike, with Segway saying that riders won't require a license to use it in most US states.

The eMoped is powered by a 750-W motor for a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h) via the twist-grip throttle, with an auto cruise feature available that will maintain a selected speed at the push of a button. Each grip ends in an LED indicator for at-a-glance, color-coded status verification. Ride information such as speed and remaining charge are displayed on an LED dash in the middle of the handlebars. And a removable 48-V, 24-Ah, 1,152-Wh Li-ion battery housed under the seat offers a per charge range of up to 52.8 miles (85 km).

Stopping power comes from disc braking to the front and drum brakes at the rear, with regenerative braking also available to trickle some energy back to the batteries when slowing down.

Segway has put the eMoped C80 up for pre-order on Indiegogo
Segway has put the eMoped C80 up for pre-order on Indiegogo

Some of the bumps along the way get smoothed out by front fork and mid-spring suspension, and the LED headlight rocks inner and outer ring lights, with an ambient light sensor powering the unit on when daylight starts to fade. There's a small cargo rack to the rear too.

Segway has included something it's calling the RideyGo! system, which includes smart seat detection that will auto lock the ride a few seconds after you get off, locking/unlocking the C80 by swiping an NFC tag above the dash, and unlocking the vehicle using a companion app running on a smartphone.

Any irregular movement of a parked C80 will result in a notification being sent to the user's phone, while also triggering audio and visual alarms on the eMoped and locking its wheels after 3 to 4 seconds. But if the light-fingered opportunist still manages to move the vehicle, the mobile app can be used to track its location with the help of GPS.

The C80 is currently live on Indiegogo where pledges start at US$1,899, with the retail price expected to be $2,199. If all goes to plan, shipping is estimated to start in November. You can see the launch video below.

Segway eMoped C80

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4 comments
Nobody
20 mph will not be allowed on the sidewalk and could get you killed on the road. My 49cc scooter will do 35 mph but tailgaters are a constant threat. I get so tired of some idiot 20 feet behind me even though I am going the speed limit in town.
anthony88
Is this the equivalent of a 50cc scooter? Anything more and we need a motorbike licence in Australia to ride one.
Kevin Ritchey
Wonder if there’s a limiter that can be bypassed to increase speed. Just curious. Lot of money for 20mph.
Daishi
This is kind of a strange child between a scooter and an ebike. It looks like a scooter but it's slow like a class 2 ebike. Generally 750 watt ebikes in the US are sold as class 3 and even if the throttle only mode stops at 20 mph the assist works until 28 mph. If they make it faster (like it needs to be) they can't call it an ebike any more but I wouldn't want to be on one on the road unless there was an after market way to unlock the throttle to do more than 20 because it's too dangerous to go that slow in the road.