Hyundai launches electric scooter

The Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new prototype electric scooter with rear-wheel drive, a highly capable lithium battery and stylish front and rear lights. It also has suspension on the front wheel in order to provide a smooth ride, even on rough surfaces.

The latest concept features in Hyundai Motor Group plans to enable first- and last-mile mobility by integrating the scooter with future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. When mounted on a vehicle, the scooter is charged automatically using electricity produced while driving, ensuring that users can complete their journeys seamlessly.

The latest version of Hyundai Motor Group’s electric scooter features a 10,5 Ah lithium battery. This enables the scooter to achieve a top speed of 20 km per hour and is sufficient to power the scooter for around 20 km on a single charge.

Weighing around 7,7 kg, the scooter is highly portable, while its unique and compact tri-folding design means it is lighter and more compact than any similar product.

The ongoing efforts to provide customers with last mile transportation align with trends highlighted in research data by global consultancy, McKinsey & Company. It showed that the “Last Mile Mobility” market in the United States, Europe, and China is expected to grow to US$ 500 billion (around R7,4 trillion) by 2030.

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Charleen Clarke

CHARLEEN CLARKE is editorial director of FOCUS. While she is based in Johannesburg, she spends a considerable amount of time overseas, attending international transport events – largely in her capacity as associate member of the International Truck of the Year Jury.
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