Hyundai just announced an electric scooter concept here at CES 2017. It’s a scooter that shares the same name as the company’s lineup of green cars. But Hyundai stopped very short of offering more detail about what the scooter can do, or when / if it will be real — despite going through the trouble to issue a 500 word press release and mentioning it during their press event. So like we did with TCL’s unnecessarily mysterious new Blackberry this morning, let’s break down what we know and what we don’t.
What we know:
The scooter folds up.
It has lights on the front and back.
There’s a digital dashboard that shows speed, battery life, and range.
It can be stored (and charged) in the front door of the Ioniq EV.
“Acceleration is controlled by the rider scrolling up their thumb switch, while braking is achieved by pressing a pad over the scooter’s rear wheel or scrolling down thumb switch,” aka it has a throttle and brakes.
Hyundai embedded sensors in the scooter that only activate the throttle when someone is on the scooter.