MUNICH, Aug 6 — Audi has announced the e-tron Scooter, an electric scooter concept inspired by skateboards, scooters, and urban micro-mobility.
Audi yesterday introduced its e-tron Scooter concept, a scooter-skateboard hybrid concept for “sporty riders,” inspired by the multi-modal mobility trend currently flourishing in urban communities. According to the company, riding the concept is like “surfing waves.”
Without a rider, the e-tron Scooter simply looks like a standard electric scooter; however, when in use, the model’s skateboard-inspired handling design becomes evident.
Functionality and #style: With the #Audi #etron #scooter, we are launching the combination of an #eScooter and a #skateboard onto the market. How it works: https://t.co/ng6lLBZKL3 pic.twitter.com/POpTLElhOY— AUDI AG (@Audi_Press) August 5, 2019
Instead of facing forward, a rider stands sideways on the base deck like they would on a skateboard. Only one hand is placed on the handlebar allowing users to look around much more easily than they would on a conventional scooter — the other hand can be used to give hand signals.
The battery is located in the handlebar which also dons a display that tells users the battery status. With energy recuperating from braking, the e-tron Scooter can reach a maximum range of 20km.
The e-tron Scooter weighs 26lbs (12kg) and can be folded up for easy storage.
At the end of 2020, the device will be available to select customers for about €2,000 (RM9,388). The company is considering offering the e-tron Scooter in fleets to urban communities or as extras for those who purchase an Audi e-tron car. — AFP-Relaxnews