Hyundai reveals personal electric scooter with 20km range

We’ve heard quite a bit recently about the concept of first- and last-mile mobility – the term used to describe, when it comes to the movement of people, getting from a train station, bus stop or car park, to the final destination.

There are plenty of companies having a stab at solutions to this issue, and the Hyundai Motor Group has revealed the latest version of its electric scooter concept.

The model features a 10.5 Ah lithium battery and the company says it can achieve a top speed of 20km/h and has enough power for around 20km of travel on a single charge.

The key here is the integration of the scooter with future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. When mounted on a vehicle, the scooter is charged automatically using electricity produced while driving, ensuring that the user can complete their journey seamlessly.

“This is the vehicle-mounted personal scooter which could be featured in future Hyundai Motor Group vehicles,” said DongJin Hyun, head of Hyundai Motor Group Robotics Team. “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 centres.”

The scooter weighs in at around 7.7kg and has a compact tri-folding design. It features a digital display that shows battery status and speed; while, for night-time riding, it is equipped with two front LED headlights, and two rear tail lamps.

Hyundai says that further development plans include installing a regenerative braking system that will increase the scooter’s range by seven per cent.

Original source: Motor Trader Magazine (September 2019)

11 Sept 2019