Hyundai Motor Group Reveals Personal Electric Scooter Capable of 20km Range

•    New on-board scooter could be featured on future Hyundai Motor Group vehicles•    Last mile mobility is enhanced by foldable and lightweight, all-electric scooter•    Scooter houses 10.5 Ah lithium battery enabling 20km range, plus 20km/h top speed Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new prototype electric scooter. Building on its initial concept presented at CES 2017, the new model boasts rear-wheel drive, a highly-capable lithium battery and stylish front and rear lights. The latest concept features in future Hyundai Motor Group plans to enable first- and last-mile mobility through 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 the user can complete their journey seamlessly. The 2019 model’s shift from front-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive is key in enhancing safety and stability as it positions weight near the rear. Additionally, the Group’s engineers have added suspension to the front wheel to provide a smoother ride, even on rough surfaces. DongJin Hyun, head of Hyundai Motor Group Robotics Team, said: “This is the vehicle-mounted perso...

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World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search Singapore, 5 July 2019 – Beam, Asia Pacific’s leading homegrown micromobility provider, is today introducing its next generation of e-scooters when it deploys the Saturn – powered by Segway – across Asia-Pacific markets in the coming months. “At Beam, we believe that safety is a critical element of every e-scooter journey, which is why we focus on leveraging the latest tech, software and hardware to deliver safe, comfortable and convenient rides,” said Deb Gangopadhyay, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, Beam Mobility. Safer, Tougher, Stronger Beam’s Saturn e-scooter is designed to deliver safe, tougher and stronger rides, across Asia’s diverse range of urban terrains. It features a larger aviation-grade aluminium alloy frame with a bigger, wider base and floorboard, and upgraded 10-inch tubeless pneumatic tyres which offer improved shock-absorption. Riders will experience a smoother and more stable ride, even on rough surfaces or over speed bumps. A powerful 350W rear-drive helps the e-scooter climb slopes in a sustainable ma...