Combining electric scooter and skateboard, the Audi e-tron Scooter allows its user to ride one-handed, freeing the other for signalling.
With a new e-scooter concept, Audi is responding to the urban trend towards multi-modal mobility. The Audi e-tron Scooter combines the advantages of the electric scooter and the skateboard for sporty riders.
The 12kg e-scooter can be folded up and conveniently stored in the back of the car, or pulled like a trolley To be transported by car, bus or train, the 12kg e-scooter can be folded up and conveniently stored in the back of the car, or pulled like a trolley, amd stands out thanks to its handling, which is akin to surfing waves. The rider has one hand free, and so is able to look around and give hand signals. Production and sales are planned for late 2020.
The steering handle gives stability, holds the electronics, and carries a display showing the battery status. Riders accelerate and brake by means of a twist grip. The range of 20km is achieved through recuperation when the e-scooter brakes, while a hydraulic foot brake provides additional safety.
By late 2020, private customers will be able to buy the Audi e-tron Scooter for about $3,100.
Audi is also exploring the option of offering the e-scooter as an extra to customers who buy the Audi e-tron models. The e-scooter could be charged in the car trunk through a dedicated socket. Users can conveniently cover the last metres, for example from a parking space or charging point to their destination, at a speed of up to 20km/h.
The Audi e-tron Scooter is fitted with the legally required LED lights - a head light, daytime running light, rear light and brake light. A Bluetooth interface permits individual adjustments to the ride characteristics and provides protection against theft. Furthermore designers are working on decks made either in wood or carbon and on designs in gray and black.