Published on January 11th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
Park the Car and Scoot the Rest of the Way with Hyundai’s IONIQ Scooter
Hyundai Motor has shown its portable-mobility concept – IONIQ Scooter. The lightweight, electrically-powered scooter is stored in the front door of the IONIQ Electric and allows customers to continue easily to their final destination.
Enabling drivers to continue their journey after parking or helping them to travel to public transit stations, the IONIQ Scooter is another innovation from Hyundai Motor’s long-term research and development program, Project IONIQ.
The compact scooter is charged while it sits conveniently inside the front door of the IONIQ Electric. The accessibility of the scooter is highlighted by the fact it is stored in the IONIQ Electric’s front door rather than the trunk.
Users can fold and unfold the scooter with just one hand, and its lightweight construction enhances its portability. The scooter is equipped with front and rear lights to aid visibility, and an occupant sensor detects when the rider is safely aboard before riding mode is enabled. Acceleration is controlled by the rider scrolling up their thumb switch, while braking is achieved by pressing a pad over the scooter’s rear wheel or scrolling down thumb switch.