Hoverboards have proven to again be a hugely popular product this Christmas with escooterireland.ie hoverboard store reporting a huge increase in sales from late October to December 2019. Although many thought the hoverboard to be a fad they have appeared to last the test of time, at least for the moment. Now there are many suppliers of hoverboards and there are even products like segways for adults that people are beginning to use as a form of transport around cities.
Such devices owe their birth to the hoverboard and it was in fact the Chinese that came up with the hoverboard product in the first place. Segway was since bought by Ninebot who are one of the first electric scooter suppliers in the world. Well to be more accurate that are one of the brands that brought the electric scooter to the main stream. Before the Ninebot ES1 electric scooters and hoverboards were not a nice looking product and this was one of the main reasons why they did not take off until recently. Between Ninebot and Xiaomi they have over 70% of the electric scooter market globally.
Here in Ireland electric scooters are starting to take off whilst hoverboards have remained more of a toy for the kids, electric scooters are being used instead of buses, trains and the Luas to provide an eco friendly way to commute around town. Although still technically not legal on Irish roads many are taking to them anyway as they are usually allowed once you are not doing anything stupid with them.