This incredibly new release is a product of the 2017 foldable electric scooter concept, as part of the ‘Project IONIQ’, and is an initiative of the car manufacturer, which allows users to fold it using one hand and also getting it stored in the ioniq’s front door pocket.
Currently, a prototype is created from that concept, offering a 10.5 Ah lithium battery, rear-wheel drive, stylish front and rear lights. On a single charge, this scooter has the capacity to travel up to 12.4 miles (20 km) in range.
The portable electric scooter is built for optimal safety and exciting ride for the users
Through the integration of the scooter into the future of products of Hyundai and Kia, the plan is to actualize what the car manufacturer refers to as “first and last-mile mobility”.
With the help of shift to rear-wheel drive, the prototype will reportedly ensure stability and safety through the repositioning of weight close to the rear. The engineers had also added an additional suspension setup to the wheel in the front for more exciting and smoother ride for the users.
Weighing 7.7 kg, the portable electric scooter can be easily carried using just a single hand
This is what DongJin Hyun, Hyundai Motor Group’s Head of Robotics says:
“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,”
Hyundai Personal Electric Scooter - E-Scooter
The portable scooter weighs 7.7 kilograms, which makes it quite easy to be carried around if the need arises. Users can also get access to speed and battery status via the equipped digital display on the scooter. It has a peak speed of 20 km/hr.
The automaker is planning on installing a regenerative braking system in the future as a way of improving the range of the scooter by 7%.