German automaker Audi introduced a newelectric vehicle. This time, however, this is not about a new electric car, but about a more compact and personal transport. The company calls its new e-tron Scooter a hybrid of an electric scooter and a skateboard. The novelty should appear on sale as a separate product, however, the company is considering the possibility of offering such a vehicle as a gift to buyers of electric vehicles of the Audi e-tron series.
Specifications of the Audi e-tron Scooter
The company positions its electric scooter asvehicle of the last mile. Using the e-tron Scooter, you can quickly get from your home to a parking or metro. A folding design and a relatively low weight of 12 kilograms allow you to transport an electric scooter not only in the trunk of a car, but also, for example, in a bus.
The maximum speed of the electric scooter is20 kilometers per hour. Cruising range - up to 20 kilometers. This value is achieved due to the braking system with energy recovery technology - when braking, the battery is recharged. You can charge a scooter battery both from a regular home outlet and from a car.
The novelty uses a hydraulic systembrakes whose lever is located at the rear of the electric scooter board. In the handle of the electric scooter is all the electronics, the battery, as well as a digital screen that displays the remaining charge level. The company indicates that it will be possible to connect to the scooter via Bluetooth and select the necessary movement settings, as well as set security settings against thieves. The company will not report how the protection will work.
By the way, despite the fact that the vehicleequipped with a handle, the user is invited to hold on to it with only one hand. The control of the electric scooter is carried out as on a skateboard, that is, the transfer of the center of gravity of the body. The presence of four wheels, as noted in the company, provides excellent stability and maneuverability. When the novelty goes on sale, it will be offered with a finish of carbon or wood boards. Two color options will be available to choose from - gray and black.
Electric Scooter Safety
It should also be added that Audi has equipped itselectric scooter with all the necessary lighting, which will make it more visible on the road. There are LED headlights, daytime running lights, taillights and brake lights.
Improving the security of such toolsmovement is a very important issue, since with the popularity in the world of such vehicles, their level of danger also increases. For example, in the USA, Europe and Russia, this problem is already taking on a very serious turn. And the authorities do not yet understand how to solve it.
How much is an electric scooter
It would seem that everything is good in the new from the companyAudi. But when you imagine that you will have to pay 2,000 euros (146,000 rubles at the current rate) for pleasure, and the German brand appreciated the e-tron Scooter electric scooter so much, then the desire to ride such a thing immediately dulls.
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We don’t know whether there are many who want to give such money, nevertheless, the company promises to release its electric scooter on the market in 2020.</ p>
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