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Bird just released new low-cost and lightweight electric scooter: the Bird Air

Hen simply launched new low-cost and light-weight electrical scooter: the Hen Air

Shared electrical scooter big Hen has simply launched its personal inexpensive electrical scooter often called the Hen Air.

Priced at simply $599, the Hen Air suits snugly between the main $300-ish low-cost electric scooters and the $650-ish mid-cost electric scooters.

The Hen Air’s specs are pretty middle-of-the-road as nicely.

The scooter tops out at a pace of 16 mph (25 km/h). There’s no phrase on its motor energy but, however this stage of scooter often rocks a 250-300W motor, so we anticipate one thing related on the Hen Air.

For battery capability, the scooter includes a 36V and 5Ah battery with 180Wh of capability. Once more, that’s about par for the course on the subject of price range electrical scooters. Hen says it ought to be sufficient for 15.5 miles (25 km) of vary.

The Hen Air rides on semi-solid tubeless tires, which the corporate says are just about flat-free.

The 30 lb (13.6 kg) scooter can help riders weighing as much as 220 lb (100 kg). That relatively light-weight design is helped by the aircraft-grade aluminum body building.

There aren’t too many different bells and whistles on the bike, although you do get entrance and rear LED lighting and a smartphone app by way of Bluetooth connection as nicely. And Hen claims that the scooter holds greater than 30 US and worldwide security certifications, which in addition they say is greater than every other scooter, so it actually has that going for it.

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As Hen’s Chief Automobile Officer Scott Rushforth defined additional in a press release offered to Electrek:

“Hen Air was born out of the groundswell of help we’ve seen this yr for modeshift and micromobility as people more and more demand sustainable, socially-distant transportation options for his or her energetic life. Whereas shared electrical scooters like our Hen Two are one crucial piece of the puzzle, private autos resembling Hen Air lengthen the attain and accessibility of micromobility to a much wider viewers, that means extra individuals on two wheels and fewer individuals in automobiles.” 

These desirous to seize their very own Hen Air can choose one up both on Bird’s site or at Target, the place they’ll discover it in both black or silver coloration choices.

This isn’t Hen’s first retail scooter. The corporate beforehand unveiled the Bird One, a extra strong electrical scooter that the corporate at the moment sells for just below $1,000.

However the Hen Air is little doubt geared toward extra value delicate riders who might have been swayed in direction of buying their very own retail electrical scooter as an alternative of shopping for or renting a Hen Scooter.

And the mathematics is sensible. See under.

Electrek’s Take

Right here’s how I determine it: Despite the fact that I don’t trip Hen scooters a lot, I often make use of the handy little buggers littered round my metropolis.

On common, I discover my journeys costing round $3-5, relying how far I’m going.

That’s advantageous for a every now and then journey. However many individuals commute by electrical scooter day-after-day, profiting from the nimbleness and portability of the small EVs. That might add as much as round $180-$300 monthly for me at rental scooter costs. Properly shoot, if I used to be a critically pondering each day scooter rider, I’d in all probability understand that I may purchase myself a GoTrax electric scooter for barely greater than a month of Hen scooter leases, after which the scooter could be mine to trip each time I wished!

But when Hen can horn in on that motion with their very own light-weight, low-cost electrical scooter for under a small premium over their important budget-level rivals, Hen simply may be capable to take again a few of that misplaced marketshare.

Or a minimum of that’s what I assume they’re pondering.

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