Segway Introduce Personal Urban Mobility to Beijing Urbanites
Segway a leading brand in Electric Personal Transportation and urban mobility opened its Beijing Flagship Store displaying Segway and Ninebot’s latest and futuristic products including the Segway Robot and PUMA cutting edge technology.
“… in almost every major city… all of what should be beautiful pedestrian space… is either a parked car, a parking garage, or a row of running cars, bumper to bumper, with people sucking up each other’s exhaust, creeping along in 3,000 pound, 20 foot vehicles with on average one person inside. It’s environmentally catastrophic, it’s inefficient, it’s unhealthy, and it defiles the original intent of cities. In a world now screaming towards urbanization… the idea that we still get around with a machine that was invented 100 years ago to get between towns and cities and to railroad stations seems absurd.”
But what if you could say to people – “Hey, what if we could tell you that you could get from point A to point B in the city at the same average speed as your car, but with the same mobility as a pedestrian, in a manner 100 times more environmentally friendly, and close to 100 times as energy efficient?” We thought that might make a big difference in helping cities become more fun, more environmentally friendly, cleaner, and safer. We thought it would be a big deal, and I still do.
Dean Karmen, Inventor & Founder of Segway
BEIJING, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewsiwre/ — Segway, a world-class brand in innovative short-distance transport, opened its flagship store in Beijing on August 12, 2016. Segway Group investors Yu Quan (Chen Yufan and Hu Haiquan) and representatives from its global sales agents, Segway company, users, and media attended the opening ceremony to witness the historical moment.
The Segway flagship store integrates demonstration, experience, sales and after-sale services and adopts a minimalist interior design, with the black-and-white Segway VI setting the dominant tone. Various cambered elements and intelligent lighting systems create different colors and a time-space atmosphere of a fashionable future. Covering an area of 629 square meters, the store has five functional zones including demonstration, test drive, after-sale services, VIP reception, and an office. The demonstration zone displays Segway and Ninebot’s latest offerings and futuristic products including the Segway Robot and PUMA so that customers can have access to its latest creations and experience the most cutting-edge technology products.
Dean Karmen was the inventor of Segway in New Hampshire US. The first Segway was sold to the public in 2002. The second generation Segway product line was introduced in 2006. In 2010, British entrepreneur Jimi Heselden bought Segway Inc., but soon afterwards Heselden died after falling from a cliff while riding a Segway PT. In 2015, Segway was acquired by Ninebot Inc., a Beijing-based transportation robotics startup