Lime, the electric scooter sharing firm, has removed a number of Segway Ninebot scooters from its portfolio after becoming aware that a production defect can lead to batteries “catching fire or smoldering.”
As per the firm’s statement, it first learned of the error in August 2018. Operating independently and with Segway, Lime made software to verify the scooters with these issues, and deactivated the batteries once verified. A representative of Lime speaking to the media in an interview claimed that in an effort to be plentifully cautious, almost 2,000 scooters were called back in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Lake Tahoe.
The firm claims that there was no time where public was at risk, but The Washington Post does claim that the fire department was summoned when a scooter caught fire at Lime’s Lake Tahoe in August. The report by fire department claims that an employee went to examine “a loud bang” and found “flames coming from a chair as well as the battery of a scooter.”
Speaking of scooters, earlier Xiaomi introduced its latest gadget in China—Mi electric scooter. Launched on its MIJIA crowd funding platform, the foldable scooter has a weight of 12.5 Kgs and comes with a price tag of CNY 1999. The scooter is much easy to use and allows the user to fold it with 3 seconds by a simple click of a button. The scooter is fueled by a DC motor. This motor is covered by a die-casting molding technique which protects the internal parts of the motor.
The maximum power to which the motor can be reached is 16 Nm, with a power rate of 250W. The motor proposes immediate maximum power up to 500 W. The top notch speed that can be achieved with the help of this motor is 25 Km/Hr. The scooter comes with 8.5-inch rear and front tire along with support of shock absorbing technology.