According to Divio GmbH, the Easyglider is not intended for recreational purposes only. The vehicle could be used for transportation – instead of a bicycle, a car, or public transportation. The new stylish Easy-Glider X6 was designed with young people in mind.
The Easy-Glider has a small electric motor, which can be charged using a power outlet. An LED display signals the battery status. The Easy-Glider will quickly accelerate as the driver turns the throttle, situated on the handle. The vehicle is also has two separate brakes, a hand-brake for the front wheel and a foot brake for the rear wheels. This separation is meant to improve the driver’s control over the Easy-Glider’s speed. The Easy Glider’s lights do not shine as brightly as motorcycle lights, so it is not recommended to drive at nighttime in areas packed with traffic.
An optional addition is a folding steering bar, which enables the driver to fold the Easy-Glider. Once folded, it measures 50×30 cm, and can be stored away easily. A coated-steel kickstand can be used when parking the Easy-Glider. Two features that add to the vehicle’s safety are a bell and an On/Off switch, which can disable the throttle’s action without turning off the device completely.
Much thought was put into the Easy-Glider’s safety features. Three keys are used to control speed: a green key limits the speed to 6 km/h, a blue key limits the Easy-Glider to a speed of 12 km/h, and a red key limits the speed to 20 km/h. It is hard to predict how successful the Easy-Glider will be. However, it is expected to cost around $1,400, which is about a fourth of the price of a SegWay. This relatively low price may give the Easy-Glider an important advantage.
TFOT previously covered Axle Corporation’s EV-X7, an electric scooter, and the Vectrix Electric Scooter. Two other interesting vehicles covered by TFOT are the Tong City Bike, a new concept bicycle with a special lighting system that makes the rider more visible at night, and the Airboard, an innovative personal hovering scooter which uses an air cushion to glide above a variety of surfaces.