AUDI merges electric scooter with a skateboard to create e-tron
 

AUDI merges electric scooter with a skateboard to create e-tron

AUDI has announced the e-tron scooter, a concept electric scooter that rides like a skateboard. although users keep one hand on the handlebar, they control the scooter like a skateboard with their feet by shifting their weight. the movable axles with four wheels allow unusually tight curves.

AUDI merges electric scooter with a skateboard to create e-tron

images courtesy of AUDI

 

 

the AUDI e-tron has a maximum speed of 12.5 mph, weighs 26 pounds (12 kg), and has a range of around 12.5 miles (20 km). the scooter is fitted with a headlight, daytime running light, rear light and brake light and also comes a bluetooth interface that permits individual adjustments to the ride characteristics and provides protection against theft.

AUDI merges electric scooter with a skateboard to create e-tron

 

 

‘with the AUDI e-tron scooter, we appeal to customers who are on the move in cities, sustainably and multi-modally – and for whom style and functionality are important,’ says thorsten schrader, project manager for micro-mobility at AUDI. ‘of course the e-tron scooter also moves straight ahead. but the feeling of flow only comes when you start carving on asphalt – and that is surprisingly easy with our new concept.’

AUDI merges electric scooter with a skateboard to create e-tron

 

 

AUDI plans to release the scooter in late 2020 for around €2,000 (approximately $2,240). it also mentioned plans to possibly offer the e-scooter as an extra to customers who buy AUDI e-tron models. the e-scooter could be charged in the car trunk through a dedicated socket so that users could conveniently cover the last yards, for example from a parking space or charging point to their destination, at a speed of up to 20 kmh (12.5 mph).

 

 

project info

 

company: AUDI

model: e-tron

type: electric scooter

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