Hyundai Ioniq Portable Scooter Concept – CES 2017
Lightweight, electrically-powered scooter can be folded and stored in the front door of Ioniq electric car like an umbrella!
You car can drop you only up to the parking lot of your destination, and not right into your office cubicle or bedroom. Well, Hyundai Motors‘s Ioniq electric car can, with a simple and innovative portable scooter concept to fulfill your final-mile mobility needs. It was previewed at the CES 2017, Las Vegas last week.
The Ioniq Scooter conveniently sits on the electric car’s front door, can be folded and unfolded with just one hand, and is light weight to carry along. It gets charged while on board the door rack. There are tiny lights on the front and back of the scooter for visibility, while the small digital info screen displays speed, battery life, and range.
The occupants sensor inside the scooter detects if the rider is safely aboard, and only then riding mode on enabled. The rider can accelerate using a scroller switch by their thumb finger, or scroll down to decelerate. An emergency pad over the rear wheel of the scooter can be pressed for braking as well.
However, Hyundai is very vague about its plans with the portable scooter. It is unclear whether the product will be part of standard package of the Ioniq electric. Nor its pricing and launch dates are revealed. We also don’t know how fast and far it can go. In a nutshell, it is a ‘concept’. But we do realise that this is how future is likely to be!