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Published on August 31st, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Hyundai Personal Scooter, Better Than Gojek & Grab

If this scooter comes to Malaysia it looks like Gojek and even GRAB short distance taxi rides will be diminishing.

Hyundai has developed a new prototype electric scooter, based on the concept initially presented at CES 2017. The new version, which could be integrated in future models of the Hyundai and Kia range of vehicle has rear traction, an efficient battery and also headlights and stoplights.

The scooter, which is powered by a 10.5 Ahlithium battery, reaches a top speed of 20 km/h and has a range of about 20 kmwhich is great for ‘last mile’ travelling. When fitted to the car (futureHyundai and KIA models will all get this as an option), it is automaticallycharged using the vehicle’s electrical grid.

In order to extend the autonomy by about7%, the Hyundai team plans to implement a regenerative braking system. Comparedto the model initially presented at CES 2017, which had front-wheel drive, thisversion has rear-wheel drive. In addition, a front suspension has been added,for a comfortable ride, even on uneven surfaces.

The scooter, which weighs only 7.7 kg, iseasy to carry, thanks to the three-point folding system. The digital displayprovides information on the speed of travel, as well as the battery chargelevel. In addition, it has LED headlamps and night-time safety lights.

“Hyundai presents, for the first time inthe world, a scooter that will become an accessory for future models of therange. We want to make our customers’ lives as easy and enjoyable as possible.The electric scooter is useful for moving from the place where the car wasparked to the destination, contributing at the same time to the traffic flow,but also to reducing the emissions of pollutants, “said DongJin Hyun,director of Hyundai Motor Group Robotics Team.


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