Hyundai unveils electric scooter that mounts to your car for charging

Hyundai Motor Electric Scooter
  • The electric scooter is charged from electricity generated while driving.
  • Scooter is fast, designed to travel at speeds up to 20 km/h. 
  • Has 10.5 Ah battery.

The Hyundai electric scooter folds up into something the size of a briefcase and mounts onto a Hyundai or Kia vehicle.

The company says, it is charged from electricity generated while driving. That electricity generated while braking via regenerative braking, though the company is light on detailed tech specs.

However, Hyundai’s new electric scooter is unique in that it is designed to truly complement the car as an on-board, last-mile solution.

The Reports

According to the reports, the Hyundai electric scooter features a rear-wheel hub motor and is designed to travel at speeds up to 20 km/h (12mph). Not blisteringly fast, but still faster than electric scooters in some countries. 

We can still buy faster scooters on Amazon for not much more than $200 these days, however, they don’t fold up as small as a Hyundai electric scooter, that is for sure.

The Company Says

The company, Hyundai, claims that the electric scooter should be capable of a range of 20 km (12 miles), because of its 10.5 Ah battery.

Also, it has built-in lights, which are important for night riding, obviously. I always prefer electric scooters that come with a nice light suite.

The head of Hyundai Motor Group Robotics Team, Dong-Jin Hyun said, “This is a vehicle-mounted personal scooter that 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 centers.”

Adding to his statement he said, “I think it is too soon to tell whether this is a gimmick or a real solution that Hyundai is pursuing. In theory, I think it makes a lot of sense. Being able to park on the outskirts of a city and ride in on an electric scooter has a huge number of benefits. I am all for this idea of equipping cars with their own last-mile solutions.”

Continuing with the statement he said, “A true city commuter needs to have large-enough wheels to not stumble on sidewalk cracks or medium-sized potholes. I’d hate to hit a pothole on this scooter- it looks like I’d go flying.

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