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Hyundai Is Thinking About Delivering New Cars With An Electric Scooter In The Boot

This personal electric scooter would be charged by the car and include a 20km range for what for what is known as first- and last-mile mobility

The jokes or comments are far too easy to make here so we won’t, or we’ll try not to… Hyundai Motor Group presented prototype electric scooter at CES 2017 and has returned with a redeveloped version of the prototype. It features a highly-capable lithium battery that is designed to provide up to 20km of range thanks to its 10.5 Ah lithium battery.

The goal, or the idea, behind this scooter is not that it should be used as a backup plan should your Hyundai or Kia vehicle breakdown. Its intended purpose is to carry the vehicle’s owner over the first- and last-mile commute in order to reduce congestion and emissions in city centers. In other words, you would drive into town, park, pull out the scooter and meet up with your friends at your favorite digs.

Yes, that would mean that you’d be stuck parking or worse, carrying your scooter all day or evening until you’re ready to return to the vehicle. Thankfully, Hyundai thought about this and designed the scooter to be lightweight as it tips the scale at only 7.7kg. According to Hyundai, “the scooter is highly portable.” We suppose it might fit in a backpack.

All kidding aside, the new concept boasts rear-wheel drive, stylish front and rear lights, a digital read out and eventually might include a regenerative braking system to increase the scooter’s range.

In all seriousness, this “last-mile” trend is expected to grow considerably according to McKinsey & Company, in the next while. Maybe Hyundai’s onto something…

Hyundai·Kia 'Vehicle-mounted electric scooter'
Hyundai·Kia ‘Vehicle-mounted electric scooter’ | Photo: Hyundai

Hyundai·Kia 'Vehicle-mounted electric scooter'
Hyundai·Kia ‘Vehicle-mounted electric scooter’ | Photo: Hyundai

Hyundai·Kia 'Vehicle-mounted electric scooter'
Hyundai·Kia ‘Vehicle-mounted electric scooter’ | Photo: Hyundai

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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