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中英混血小哥:骑小牛更适合上海这座城

2019-11-08 16:57:05 新众网

(故事来自某乎“骑小牛电动是什么体验”)

Hi, my name is James. I was raised in the great Pacific Northwest, specifically Portland and Vancouver. I’m both Chinese and English, but I look past that when I’m trying to find good products that fit my international lifestyle. I’ve been in China off-and-on since 2009 and moved back full-time in 2013 to work with a French luxury brand. Now, I work in business development for a digital branding consultancy, which means I dance between marketing, sales and whatever else comes my way. For the last year, I have been splitting time between Shanghai and Vancouver, with the occasional work-trip to Europe or South East Asia. Because of how busy I am, mobility is extremely important to me.

嗨,我叫詹姆斯。我在太平洋西北地区长大,特别是波特兰和温哥华。我是中英混血。因为我是多元文化的并存体,所以平常购买产品都是选择较国际化的优质产品。我从2009年开始一直在中国工作,并于2013年全职搬回法国做奢侈品牌。现在,我从事数字品牌咨询业务的开发,这意味着我在营销、销售和其他事情之间游走。在过去的一年里,我一直在上海和温哥华之间分配时间,偶尔会去欧洲或东南亚工作。由于我很忙,出行对我来说是常事。

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In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my dog, working out, finding great restaurants, visiting art galleries, and reading books. I don't go out as much as I used to when I first moved to Shanghai, but when I do, using the NIU M1 bike is my preferred method of transport despite the temptation to take a shared bike – it’s faster, better-looking, and I don’t break a sweat before meeting up with friends.

在我的空闲时间里,我喜欢和我的狗闲逛,锻炼身体,寻找很棒的餐馆,参观艺术画廊和看书。我第一次搬到上海的时候并不像往常那样经常出去,但是当我决定这么做的时候,小牛 M1电动车成为我首选的交通工具,尽管一些人选择骑共享单车。但是小牛更快,而且在与朋友见面之前,我不会汗流浃背。

Shanghai is a great place to live. This is going to sound very cliche, but it truly is a city of contrast: East meeting West, the past meeting the present and then giving you a glimpse of what's to come. Sometimes I feel like I'm living in the future and whenever I leave, everywhere else feels slightly behind. It's evolving and becoming more cosmopolitan. There’s always something to do, somewhere to be, someone to see. The city itself is becoming greener, living standards are increasing and it is quite safepermitting that you're sober and you don't barge into the wrong place at the wrong time. I love how international it is and how traffic isn’t as bad as it is in other Asian metropolises, especially when you can zip around on a scooter, navigating roads and sidewalks alike.

上海是一个很棒的居住地。这听起来很陈词滥调,但它确实是一个对比鲜明的城市:东方遇到西方,过去遇到现在,然后让你一瞥未来会发生什么。有时我觉得自己生活在未来,每当我离开时,都会感到其他地方有些落后。上海正在发展并变得更加国际化,总有事可做,有地方要去,可以遇到想遇到的人。这个城市本身变得越来越环保,生活水平越来越高,非常安全。我喜欢它的国际性,以及交通不像其他亚洲大都市那么糟糕,尤其是当你可以骑着电动车在马路上和人行道上穿梭的时候。。

Like having a car in North America, having a scooter or bike here is essential for daily transportation needs, especially for avoiding traffic congestion. Instead of waiting on the bus or trying to navigate my way to the closest subway station, sometimes I need to take a scooter. Time is limited and, when I’m in traffic, I want to get from point A to B as fast and safe as possible. NIU is great for getting anywhere within the inner-city circle. Calling a car is a good option, but it often takes some time before the driver can get to me and whenever I’m with my dog (much of the time) there’s a chance that the driver won't let us in. NIU is a brand I can trust and I know that if something happens to it, there’s always a serviceman down the road that can help me immediately.

就像在北美开车一样,在这里摩托车或电动车对于日常交通至关重要,尤其是避免了交通拥堵。有时候我会乘坐小型三轮摩托车,而不是等公共汽车或试图前往最近的地铁站。时间有限,当我选择交通时,我想尽可能快速和安全地从A点到B点。 而小牛就非常适合在市中心的任何地方。叫车是一个不错的选择,但是通常需要一些时间司机才能到我这里,每当我和我的狗在一起时(大部分时间),司机都不会让我们坐进去。小牛是一个我可以信赖的品牌,就像如果我知道如果发生了什么事,它永远在那里随时响应我的需求。。

I'm not a scooter enthusiast and I'm not exactly a motorhead or someone interested in getting a flashy, fast motorbike, but after having a NIU, it's hard to envision myself driving anything else. I remember when my former roommates used to zip around the city in their clunky, ugly Vespas. My NIU scooter feels so much portable, lighter, and easier to park. It looks great – sleek and futuristic. Whenever I get on, the city becomes smoother, faster and more accessible. It is almost completely liberating.

我不是一个电动车爱好者,或者我不是一个有兴趣购买华丽、快速摩托车的人,但是在拥有一台小牛之后,我很难想象自己会驾驶其他任何东西。我记得我以前的室友曾经在他们笨重,丑陋的小型摩托车上穿过城市。而我的小牛电动车非常便携,更轻便,更容易停放。它看起来很棒 - 时尚和未来主义。每当我骑在车上,会感觉城市变得更加平稳,更快速,更容易接近。它几乎完全解放了这一切。

One of the most components of any scooter is the battery. I remember my friends asking for help to haul their heavy scooter batteries around. With my NIU's battery, I've never had this problem. I always have two batteries on rotation, one that I'm using and one that is charging. The seat saddle is comfortable and adding another person doesn't take away much seat space because of its efficient design.

任何电动车最重要的部件之一就是电池。我记得我的朋友们请求帮他们把很重的电动车电池拖走。但使用我的小牛电池,从未遇到过这个问题。我习惯两个电池轮换,一个是我正在使用的,一个正在充电。座椅舒适,在搭载别人时因其高效的设计也不会占用太多座位空间。

The appearance of the scooter itself is simple and modern. If there's a tech product that I would compare it to, it would probably be the old Macbook Air. It has a beautiful, classic design - out of the box, ready to use. I appreciate the digital dashboard and all the little features on the scooter, like the LED lamps automatically adjusting to the light, the USB port and the scooter being connected to my phone. Having experience in the luxury fashion industry, NIU certainly feels like it is a premium product. It is not the cheapest product around, but when it comes to providing the most value for the money, NIU seems to be at the top. The scooter itself gives off the impression that it will last longer than its competitors on the market right now.

电动车本身的外观简洁而现代。如果有一种技术产品可供我比较,它可能就是旧的Macbook Air。它具有美观,经典的设计 - 开箱即用,随时可用。我很欣赏它的数字仪表盘和电动车上的所有小功能,例如自动调节灯光的LED灯,USB端口可连接到手机的功能。凭借奢侈时尚行业的经验,我认为小牛是一款优质产品。它当然不是最便宜的产品,但是在提供最大价值方面,小牛绝对处于领先地位。小牛电动给人整体的印象是,它能够比现在市场上的竞争对手走的更长远、更持久。

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As for the ride, I love how responsive and quiet it is. The brakes are quite good. It feels like I'm driving something well-built and safe. Friends of mine have complained that it doesn't accelerate fast enough or the motor isn't that powerful, but after trying out several scooters on the market, NIU goes toe to toe with similar models. When driving over potholes and bumps, there's no need to fear or go super slow because the NIU handles them well. I've never driven this scooter more than 50 KM on one charge, so I can't say it will last 100km as advertised, but I will say that it doesn’t lose significant power after 50km of riding. Most of the time, I'd use this scooter for short runs.

至于骑行,我喜欢它的反应和安静。刹车非常好。感觉就像我在驾驶一个精心打造的很安全的东西。我的朋友抱怨它没有足够快的加速或者电机不那么强大,但是在市场上尝试了几辆电动车之后,小牛从头到脚都是同类中的佼佼者。当驾驶过坑洼时,没有必要因为担心颠簸而把车速放的超级慢,因为小牛处理得很好。我从来没有完整地一次在充满电情况下骑行超过50公里的驾驶,所以我不能确认它会像宣传的那样持续50公里,但我会说它在骑行50公里后不会损耗很大的电量。大多数时候,我会使用这款电动车进行短途出行。

I ride it over to a hot pot place a few kilometers away or when I didn't want to show up to a meeting drenched in sweat. Factoring in the time it takes to wait for a car, sitting in traffic and then trying to find the place after getting out of the car, you can probably travel six to seven kilometers faster on an electric bike than you can with a car. I love cycling too, but there’s a niche that NIU fills for me to keep my life moving.

我会把它骑到几公里以外的火锅店;或者当我不想汗流浃背地出席会议时,考虑到等待汽车,坐在车中,然后在下车后试图找到这个地方所需的时间,所以可以选择在电动自行车上,比汽车还要快6到7公里。我也喜欢骑自行车,但小牛有一个优点,它能为我保存体力。

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