Future Hyundai and Kia Cars to Get Integrated Electric Scooter With 20 KM Range
It weighs around 7.7kg and has a digital display that shows battery status and speed; while, for nighttime riding, the new scooter is equipped with two curved front LED headlights, and two rear tail lamps.
Hyundai Motor Electric Scooter. (Image source: Hyundai)
Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new prototype electric scooter. Built on its initial concept presented at CES 2017, the new model boasts rear-wheel drive, a lithium battery and stylish front and rear lights.
The latest concept features in future Hyundai Motor Group plans to enable first- and last-mile mobility through integrating the scooter with future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. When mounted on a vehicle, the scooter is charged automatically using electricity produced while driving.
Unlike its predecessor, the 2019 model supplies its power to the rear wheel. Additionally, the Group’s engineers have added suspension to the front wheel to provide a smoother ride, even on rough surfaces.
DongJin Hyun, head of Hyundai Motor Group Robotics Team, said: “This is the vehicle-mounted personal scooter which could be featured in future Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. We want to make our customers’ lives as easy and enjoyable as possible. Our personal electric scooter makes first- and last-mile commuting a joy, while helping to reduce congestion and emissions in city centers.”
The latest version of Hyundai Motor Group’s electric scooter features a 10.5 Ah lithium battery. This enables the scooter to achieve a top speed of 20km per hour and is sufficient to power the scooter for around 20km on a single charge.
It weighs around 7.7kg and has a digital display that shows battery status and speed; while, for nighttime riding, the new scooter is equipped with two stylishly curved front LED headlights, and two rear tail lamps.
Looking at further potential development, the Group plans to install a regenerative braking system to increase the scooter’s range by 7%. The ongoing efforts to provide customers with last mile transportation align with trends highlighted in research data by global consultancy, McKinsey & Company. It showed that the ‘Last Mile Mobility’ market in the US, Europe, and China is expected to grow to 500 Billion USD by 2030.
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