Zero 8 and 9 e-scooters vs Segway: which is the best for your commute?

Electric scooters have become increasingly popular as an eco-friendly and convenient mode of transportation.

When it comes to choosing the right scooter, it’s essential to consider factors such as acceleration, comfort, durability, and price. In this article, we will explore the components of Zero 8 and 9 e-scooters compared to a Segway.

We will compare the Zero scooters to the Segway Ninebot Max G30p – as this is considered one of the most popular models of transportation for commuting. 


While the Segway Ninebot Max may reach a top speed of 5.79mph in 6.0 seconds. The Zero 8 stands out with its 500W electric motor. This motor combined with a 20 -amp controller, allows the Zero 8 to accelerate to 15mph in just 4.9 seconds!

An upgrade to the Zero 8 is the Zero 9. With a 600W motor, this scooter has incredible acceleration and can reach top speeds quickly. So, whether you’re late for work or college, or simply enjoy a thrilling ride, the Zero 8 and 9 won’t disappoint!

Powerful motors for various terrains

The Zero 8 has a 500W motor, making it robust enough to handle steep hills, ensuring a smooth and effortless ride.

For even more power and better hill climbing capability, the Zero 9 boasts a 600W motor, making it an excellent choice for riders seeking versatility and performance.

Comparing this to the Segway which holds a 350W motor. The Zero 8 and 9 scooters are a more suitable option if you are riding on steep inclines or for a heavier rider.

Comfortable ride

Zero 8 and 9 scooters prioritise rider comfort with their integrated shock absorbers and suspension systems.

The Zero 8 features integrated shock absorbers in the front steering column and a twin hydraulic suspension at the rear.

Similarly, the Zero 9 comes equipped with front and rear suspension for an even smoother ride. In contrast, the Segway Ninebot Max lacks any suspension system.

Electric scooters are equipped with small wheels, any bump, pothole, or uneven surfaces can be felt.

An effective suspension system is beneficial as it reduces the impact of these obstacles, preventing them from being transferred to your body. A reliable suspension system creates a comfortable environment for you to commute in and can also lower the chances of any safety risks.

Practicality and portability

Both Zero 8 and 9 e-scooters offer multiple mechanisms for reducing their size, including folding handlebars, stem folding mechanisms and stem telescoping mechanisms. These mechanisms are of excellent quality, ensuring a solid and secure ride when fully expanded and locked into position. This design makes it easy to store and transport the scooters.

The Zero 8 scooter weighs 17.5kg, the Zero 9 weighs 18.5kg, while the Segway weighs 19kg. This reinforces the practicality of the Zero 8 and 9 scooters. Making it easy to navigate through crowded streets or carrying the scooter when necessary - making any commute more efficient.


You can receive maintenance, repairs, and replacement components for your Zero 8 and Zero 9 scooters. Professional mechanics operate workshops all over Australia and we offer our own servicing in the Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads and Brisbane. These workshops can assist you with services like tyre replacements, offering both the necessary labour and parts.

Segway models also offer servicing in specific regions, although finding parts may be a bit challenging and require online searches.


Zero 8 scooters start at $899; Zero 9 scooters are $1,199 and the Segway Ninebot Max is also priced at $1,199.

Regarding value for money, the Zero 8 is a great scooter if you are on a budget and only plan on short commutes. The Zero 9 is an amped up version of the 8, so if you have that extra cash to spend the Zero 9 is one of the best electric scooters on the market for commuting.

With the Zero 9 and the Segway priced the same, we think all 3 scooters are priced very competitively! It is clear that Zero models offer incredible performance, comfort, and practicality.

We believe the Zero 8 and 9 scooters have the best features for those of you who are wishing to commute. So, if you want a lightweight, efficient, reliable and comfortable ride, then we highly recommend investing in a Zero 8 or 9 electric scooters.