What NIU models are available at the moment?

First of all: Since the launch of their different models (~2016), NIU tend to rename their (sub)models every now and then. So depending on the year of delivery the same model might have a slightly different name which can get pretty confusing. Let’s take the model N as an example:

Starting in China as “N1 civic” it became the “N1” after Honda claimed civic as their brand, which is the same as the “N1s” in Europe (+extra specs for ‘oversea’, ~2017). Then in 2018 it became the “N1 sport” and after the latest renaming in 2019 all models lost its “1” and got a “Qi” so its now called the “NQi Sport”- Phew.

Because all this seems to be an ever-moving target, I moved this FAQ entry into a fullblown post over here.

Category: General
  • i drive an ns1 pro. which i like very much for driving around town, but unfortunately
    my main use is to comment between cities that are 45km apart. for that the pro is a little slow, 60km/hr is just too slow, plus after a few months, the top speed decreases i had my pro for almost a year and i can only get up to 54, 57 depending on the weather and road conditions now. i use 2 battery which allow me a range of about 120km at full speed. that 140km range is great if your are disabled but no-one drive at 20km/hr, even a bicycle goes faster than that. the range on one battery is about 70km if you don’t go at full speed. in the winter forget it’s half of that, even though the battery are claimed to not be affected by the cold. beside the way i use my niu, its a great toy for playing around the city in heavy traffic for short distances.
    my question which i hope someone can answer is; when is the niu gtx or project x going to be for sell in china where i live? those are really the model that i need. i was one of the first to test drive the first niu ns1 in china when they came out and recommended to enlarge the compartment to fit a second battery. I’m willing to test drive the gtx and project x, here in hainan where i live.

    • Hi there,
      First off, I officially welcome you as the 1st Chinese reader who stepped into the light posting a comment – we feel honoured to that you found your way here 😉
      That said, because you’re lucky to live in the homeland of NIU and even speak Chinese (vs us helpless Europeans), you’re in a much better position than us to get more information about the GTX’s release… and if you do, we would be happy to hear back form you. Maybe in the forum?

      • Hello, I am also in China, but much more north than thierry pardon. I drive an N1s and get a top speed of 53 km/h , but that is short lived and on average I am in the 45-47 km/h range. The winters here in Beijing are cold, but nothing like my home country of Canada. I commute 20km to and from work (40km round trip) 5 days a week in all weather and seasons. The coldest months I can use up to 50% of my battery one way and in the hottest times no more than 35%. I have an average of 80km range driving agressively. I believe that the Beijing municple government is moving to ban electric scooters in 2020/2021 as there are too many accidents involving scooters. The blame is shared equally with vehicle drivers and scooter drivers. The level of impunity by drivers and high risk (running red lights/weaving in traffic) driving by scooter drivers has contributed to this decision. I doubt it will be enforcable, but if traffic violations/licencing of all vehicle/ENFORCEMENT was introduced, it is likley that the roads here would be safer and that scooters especially electric scooters would find more respect and they dont directly pollute.

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    1. i drive an ns1 pro. which i like very much for driving around town, but unfortunately
      my main use is to comment between cities that are 45km apart. for that the pro is a little slow, 60km/hr is just too slow, plus after a few months, the top speed decreases i had my pro for almost a year and i can only get up to 54, 57 depending on the weather and road conditions now. i use 2 battery which allow me a range of about 120km at full speed. that 140km range is great if your are disabled but no-one drive at 20km/hr, even a bicycle goes faster than that. the range on one battery is about 70km if you don’t go at full speed. in the winter forget it’s half of that, even though the battery are claimed to not be affected by the cold. beside the way i use my niu, its a great toy for playing around the city in heavy traffic for short distances.
      my question which i hope someone can answer is; when is the niu gtx or project x going to be for sell in china where i live? those are really the model that i need. i was one of the first to test drive the first niu ns1 in china when they came out and recommended to enlarge the compartment to fit a second battery. I’m willing to test drive the gtx and project x, here in hainan where i live.

      1. Hi there,
        First off, I officially welcome you as the 1st Chinese reader who stepped into the light posting a comment – we feel honoured to that you found your way here 😉
        That said, because you’re lucky to live in the homeland of NIU and even speak Chinese (vs us helpless Europeans), you’re in a much better position than us to get more information about the GTX’s release… and if you do, we would be happy to hear back form you. Maybe in the forum?

        1. Hello, I am also in China, but much more north than thierry pardon. I drive an N1s and get a top speed of 53 km/h , but that is short lived and on average I am in the 45-47 km/h range. The winters here in Beijing are cold, but nothing like my home country of Canada. I commute 20km to and from work (40km round trip) 5 days a week in all weather and seasons. The coldest months I can use up to 50% of my battery one way and in the hottest times no more than 35%. I have an average of 80km range driving agressively. I believe that the Beijing municple government is moving to ban electric scooters in 2020/2021 as there are too many accidents involving scooters. The blame is shared equally with vehicle drivers and scooter drivers. The level of impunity by drivers and high risk (running red lights/weaving in traffic) driving by scooter drivers has contributed to this decision. I doubt it will be enforcable, but if traffic violations/licencing of all vehicle/ENFORCEMENT was introduced, it is likley that the roads here would be safer and that scooters especially electric scooters would find more respect and they dont directly pollute.

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