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Topic # 245336 29-Jan-2019 21:08
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Hi just wondering will anyone like the e-moped?

 

It`s up to 45 km/h and with 80km range. I post 2 picture hope you can see it.

 

It`s very popular in China and just cost $1200 , I didn`t see anyone here so I search for it.

 

But the price is $4200, it`s just ridiculous.

 

Lime is fast, but I don`t think it`s ok to use it on sidewalk.

 

Will you like it?

 

 


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  Reply # 2169945 29-Jan-2019 23:06
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It's a good idea. To get it cheap you would have to import your own and factor a cost to get it roadworthy here in NZ. Can't see it coating less than 2k assuming you had the right contact etc. Would fill the niche nicely between a scooters/bike and a car.

However what does a normal moped cost. Think even at 2k your would be hard to find them economical compared to a second hand petrol one.

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  Reply # 2170018 30-Jan-2019 07:19
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Pity its not up to 55kph, then it can replace a motor scooter. It looks like a motor scooter but too slow for the main road lane, and may not be allowed on a cycle lane? Plus on a cycle lane the police might pull you over assuming its a motor scooter? When I saw eMoped I was thing of a bicycle with a battery, and those are not cheap either


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2170022 30-Jan-2019 07:47
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There are plenty of them here already, the reason they will be more expensive is they will have better batteries and the importer will have spare parts.

 

This one is a bit slow and would be a hazard on the road, you will need a car drivers licence at least to ride one.

 

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  Reply # 2170031 30-Jan-2019 08:36
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There are a few on Waiheke - you can rent them for the day.

 

Good idea.

 

https://www.see-nz.com/product-category/rental/waiheke/

 

 




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  Reply # 2170081 30-Jan-2019 10:41
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Thank you guys.

 

 

 

@tdgeek

 

Actually there are some models can provide a max speed over 80, which is called e-motorcycle.

 

But the range is still about 100km and it`s heavier and need a license. That means you can only ride on it for

 

one and half hour before you recharge it, and also need wof and motorcycle license.

 

And yes ,it is not allowed to get on cycle lane.

 

 

 

@KrazyKid

 

The export fee plus import fee can be less than $1000 even with a very small quantity, I think the competitive price should be under $3000.

 

But it`s a pity that they don`t want it.

 

 

 

@SATTV

 

It`s totally same model with same battery and same Bosch motor, but yes the spare parts cost a lot.

 

 

 

@trig42

 

Thank you very much to told me that! The day hire is a good way. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2170137 30-Jan-2019 12:54
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The Niu is founded & led by a Kiwi - of course. 

 

"Joseph Nelson is a kiwi auto/motorbike designer who came up with the idea to make a fully electric vehicle while working at a German auto design consultancy. With just a year, some opportunity and tenacity to get a complex, highly technological machine together, he found business partners and investors and moved into mass production."

 

Scootling have them on the showroom floor at 310 Gt North Rd, Grey Lynn, and here

 

I haven't ridden one myself but the staff that have them as company vehicles swear by them. I'm sure there's a way to overclock the motor - there's gotta be!

 

You'd have to go for the top of the range N-GT model, wouldn't you?

 

Niu GT

 

70km/h Sport mode with 3Kw Bosch motor. I'm sure you could disguise the performance at VIN time so it picks up a moped registration.

 

I've just messaged two contacts in China to check out the reality of bringing one/two in. 


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