As the need for cleaner energy becomes extremely important to combat climate change, the automotive industry has found innovative ways to promote electric vehicles. However, the range of charging stations for these electric vehicles is still low in many parts of the world. Hyundai and the Kia sub-brand have taken a step to find a solution to this problem.
The South Korean automaker has suggested using a prototype electric scooter that can be mounted in a vehicle when not in use so that it can be charged via the car’s internal battery. Hyundai and Kia vehicles in the future will reportedly come with this scooter. The reason is to facilitate the mobility of the last mile.
According to a report of the livemint The new prototype, which is an electric scooter with lithium-ion batteries, is different from its initial concept, as the company had to go from a front-wheel drive model to a rear-wheel drive model.
The electric scooter has additional front-wheel suspension for a smoother riding experience, the report says. The scooter has 10.5 Ah and a range of 20 km on a full charge. It has a top speed of 20 km / h, weighs around 7.7 km and has a unique triple-fold design. To see the battery percentage and speed, there is a small display on the handle.
Hyundai has an EV in the Indian market called the Hyundai Venue and it remains to be seen if this new electric scooter would be compatible with the car.
According to the report, data from McKinsey & Company showed that the “Last Mile Mobility” market in the US, Europe and China should expand by $ 500 billion by 2030.
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