Kia and Hyundai cars to have integrated e-scooter for last-mile connectivity
Hyundai Motors announced that Kia and Hyundai cars will sport e-scooter for last-mile connectivity. The e-scooter has been designed to be lightweight (7.7kgs) compact and foldable. The concept was showcased at CES 2017, however, the prototype gets features such headlamps and tail lamps.
The scooter will be powered by a 10.5 Ah lithium battery which gives it a range of 20 kilometres and a top speed of 20 kmph. All the power is sent to the rear wheels, and the company also has plans to install regenerative braking that could increase the range by seven per cent. The e-scooter is equipped with suspension in the front.
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 joy while helping to reduce congestion and emissions in city centres."
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