Hyundai’s new e-scooter has a 20km range, plus 20km/h top speed

Hyundai Motor Group has revealed a new prototype electric scooter, offering a perfect solution for last-mile mobility. The new model is a foldable and lightweight, all-electric scooter that actually builds on an earlier prototype unveiled at CES in 2017.

The redesigned and upgraded version is shifted from front-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive to enhance safety and stability as it positions weight near the rear. Besides, the engineers have also added suspension to the front end to smooth out the ride.

It features a unique and compact tri-folding design./ Image Credit: Hyundai
It features a unique and compact tri-folding design./ Image Credit: Hyundai

The new onboard scooter has a 20km range and a top speed of 20km/h, which is more than enough for short hops between urban destinations. The electric two-wheeler features a 10.5 Ah lithium battery – sufficient to power the scooter for around 20km on a single charge. The e-scooter is designed to mount to Hyundai and Kia vehicles, where it can be charged automatically using electricity produced while driving, ensuring that the user can be ready to roll and complete their journey seamlessly.

Equipped with stylish front and rear lights./ Image Credit: Hyundai
Equipped with stylish front and rear lights./ Image Credit: Hyundai

The latest version of Hyundai Motor Group’s electric scooter weighs around 7.7kg, making it highly portable. Besides, it features a unique and compact tri-folding design means it is lighter and more compact than any similar product.

What’s more? It is equipped with a digital display that shows battery status and speed. Also, it comes with two stylishly-curved fronts LED headlights, and two rear tail lamps, ensuring safe nighttime riding.

Moreover, Hyundai plans to install a regenerative braking system to increase the scooter’s range by 7%. This is just a prototype version for now; Hyundai doesn’t reveal when the commercial version will hit the market.

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