When scooter is at stop position, the drive motors still rotate to keep balance.
I am wondering is there a mechanism like landing gear on the plane or a “leg” coming off from scooter when it is at stop position. When rider lean forward or backward, the “leg” retracts. the Maybe that can reduce a lot of power drain by the drive motors.
There is, but it’s only to be used when the operator is off of it for parking purposes. It’s not strong enough to hold a person while in kickstand mode.
In fact, people have hopped on a Segway with the kickstand down, and snapped it off before.