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Glide past the busy urban streets with Hyundai’s foldable electric scooter

Electric scooters have been taken as an eco-friendly substitute to gas-guzzling vehicles, particularly in traffic-clogged municipal areas. Now one of the largest automakers of the world, Hyundai, is discovering the indication of utilizing e-scooters as a commendation to their cars instead of a substitute.

Hyundai devours a substantial proprietorship stake in Kia Motors. The firm has unveiled an e-scooter prototype. According to the Hyundai, the prototype might be attached and robotically charged on Kia and Hyundai vehicles using the power that is formed while driving. An optimistic video released by the firm displays the foldable electric scooter. It seems that this electric scooter could nearly fit inside a huge handbag and can be stored in numerous potential sections inside the car. Once the automobile is parked, the sections open and the vehicle user is able to transfer from car to scooter rapidly.

Hyundai Foldable Electric Scooter
Credit: Hyundai

Hyundai stated that the idea for toting e-scooters to their automobiles comes from a study showing that the ‘Last Mile Mobility’ souk in China, United States, and Europe is anticipated to grow to $500 Billion by the year 2030.

This vehicle attached particular scooter which might be presented in future Hyundai Motor Group automobiles. The head of Hyundai Motor Group Robotics Team, DongJin Hyun, in a statement released by the firm, said that “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.”

Hyundai Foldable Electric Scooter
Credit: Hyundai

The firm Hyundai isn’t the first significant car corporation to hawk an electric scooter. Former this year, BMW, a luxury German car-maker, revealed its own electric scooter, according to sources from the firm, an electric device with limited range of 12 miles and a hefty price tag of around $890. The souk is full of electric scooters with three times the range at about half that price. The model of BMW will be available this month at the German dealerships of the company.

The electric scooter of Hyundai appears much lesser than rentable models fashioned by firms like Lime, Bird, Skip, and Bolt. Even so, the firm claims that the 10.5 Ah lithium battery of the electric device is powerful enough to aid the scooter to attain a top speed of more than 12 miles per hour and 12 miles’ distance on a single charge.

Hyundai Foldable Electric Scooter
Credit: Hyundai

Hyundai also states that the electric tri-folding scooter weighs just around 17 pounds and sports a digital display that displays speed and battery status of the device. At night, the electric scooter is fortified with two front LED headlights and two rear tail lamps. The firm says its engineers have added interruption to the front wheel of an electric device for a smoother ride.

The freshly unveiled scooter essentially builds on a previous prototype unveiled at CES in the year 2017. It remains a progressive prototype with no official words about the availability of the commercial model of this electric scooter. Moreover, the price of the electric scooter is yet to come as there is no official word about the price by the automakers.

Source: Hyundai (via: Washington Post)

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