Hyundai’s new prototype all-electric scooter provides a wide range of innovative features. Not least of these is its ability to recharge while mounted on a moving car, using electricity generated during the drive. In this way, it cuts down on the inconvenience involved in either finding a recharging point or running out of power when it’s needed the most, and the least expected.
Finding solutions to the so-called “Last Mile Mobility” issue currently facing thousands of commuters who hit the tarmac on foot, or flag down emission-producing transport to get them from the parking lot to the workplace, is forecast to become a global market worth $500billion by 2030, according to global consultants McKinsey & Company.
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Designed as a possible feature of Hyundai vehicles in the future, the new light and compact personal electric scooter could provide a feasible answer to last or first mile problem by keeping those commuters on two wheels until they climb into their four-wheelers, and again after they park their vehicles, right through until they reach the office.
The only hitch is that those commuters who live in huge apartment buildings or work in crowded cities, where they can’t park their vehicles outside the front door, must be able to park them within the 20km range of the scooter’s 10.5 Ah lithium battery. Provided that doesn’t provide a problem, scooting between parking lot and work or home should involve little effort. It would merely involve unfolding the lightweight scooter, which weighs in at about 7.7kg (or just under 17lbs), and collapsing it again at the office for easy storage.