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Hyundai designs 20km electric scooter.

Hyundai Motor Group has revealed a prototype electric scooter featuring a 10.5 Ah lithium battery enabling it to achieve a top speed of 20km per hour, and also sufficient to power the scooter for around 20km on a single charge.

The latest concept, building on a previous design launched at the CES show in 2017, features in future Hyundai Motor Group plans to enable first- and last-mile mobility by integrating the scooter with future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. When mounted on a vehicle, the scooter is charged automatically using electricity produced while driving.

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, Hyundai says. Additionally, engineers have added suspension to the front wheel to provide a smoother ride, even on rough surfaces.

The scooter weighs around 7.7kg. It features a digital display that shows battery status and speed; while, for nighttime riding, there are two curved front LED headlights, and two rear tail lamps.

Looking at further potential development, I Hyundai says it plans to install a regenerative braking system to increase the scooter's range by 7%.

A promotional video shows the electric scooter in the context of the coming future mobility era (www.is.gd/ucoyib).

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