Check out Paul Blart’s new ride! Segway, the company that made ridiculous upright scooters in the 2000s, just announced its upcoming Apex H2 motorcycle, a futuristic vehicle with a hybrid hydrogen-electric powertrain.
Chinese startup Ninebot acquired the Segway company in 201
After showing several concept motorcycles, Segway is finally ready to make the Apex H2 intro production. The Tron-inspired bike rides on a hybrid hydrogen-electric powertrain, which is a short way of saying it gets energy from a battery and from fuel cells filled with gaseous hydrogen. The hybrid design offers more miles than a full electric system, without the environmental impact of a typical combustion engine.
Lined with TronInspired LEDs, the Apex H2 can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in less than four seconds. It has a maximum speed of 94 MPH, faster than the original Segway but slower than many motorcycles, and it emits water vapor through the exhaust pipe. Still, the bike’s bizarre design may deter hardcore riders, as the Apex H2 uses a swingarm instead of a suspension fork, which usually results in poor handling and suspension.
The Apex H2 will go into production in 2023 and should go on sale that same year. Segway says the bike costs ¥ 69,999, which is roughly $ 10,699. That’s not a bad price for a futuristic hydrogen-electric vehicle, and it could entice riders tired of the Apex H2’s unconventional and potentially clunky design.
Source: Ninebot via Robb Report