China’s electric scooter maker Niu launches kick-scooter models


China’s electric scooter maker Niu Technologies said on Wednesday it would roll out its first kick-scooter model in the United States and Europe and four electric bike models as it expands its product line-up.

Niu, which makes scooters and motorcycles powered by lithium-ion batteries, sold 600,892 two-wheelers globally last year, up nearly 43% from 2019 sales.

Niu currently makes its products in China’s eastern city of Changzhou. It is also doubling its manufacturing capacity there and will have annual manufacturing capacity of 2 million scooters.