Hyundai has progressed its electric scooter concept, with a new rear-wheel drive version planned to be fitted in future Hyundai EVs as a ‘last mile’ solution for mobility.
Back at the CES in 2017, Hyundai demonstrated how they planned to make us all proper couch potatoes by integrating the car in to the living environment.
The Hyundai of the future world, said Hyundai, will ‘dock’ with the house and even be able to move your seat in to the living area without you needed to do anything as bothersome as putting one foot in front of another.
Not only that, but they revealed an electric scooter concept which could fold up and stow in your Hyundai EV, charging itself when you were behind the wheel so you could unfurl it at the end of a journey to do the last bit from car park to office, or wherever, without actually walking.
And it would seem that Hyundai were quite serious about delivering a solution to the huge problem of actually walking anywhere and have revealed their ‘Ml 2’ version of the electric scooter.
This time it gets rear-wheel drive (petrolheads rule) for enhanced safety and stability (and driftability, we hope), suspension on the front wheel for for a smoother ride and a 10.5 Ah lithium battery for a range of up to 12 miles. It’ll also hit 12mph.
Weighing in at a bit over a stone (in old money), it has a tri-fold design for easy carrying and, when not being used, will stow in the car and be charged ready for the next walk avoidance experience.
It actually sounds a good fun way to get around, but please, let’s not encourage drivers not to walk the ‘final mile’.