German automaker Audi introduced a new electric vehicle. It true, this time is not a new electric car, and a more compact and personal transport. Its new e-tron Scooter company calls a hybrid electric scooter and skateboard. The novelty should appear on sale as a separate product, but the company is considering such a vehicle as a gift to buyers of electric vehicles the Audi e-tron.
Specifications of electric skateboard Audi e-tron Scooter
The company is positioning its electric skateboard as a means of transportation last mile. With e-tron Scooter can be quickly reached from the house to the Parking lot or subway. A foldable design and relatively light weight of 12 kg lets you carry not only an electric skateboard in the trunk of the car, but, for example, in the bus.
The maximum speed of the electric skateboard is 20 kilometers per hour. A power reserve of up to 20 kilometers. This value is achieved at the expense of the braking system with the technology of recovery of energy when braking charges the battery. To charge the battery of the scooter as possible from ordinary household outlet and from the car.
The new product uses a system of hydraulic brakes, the lever is located at the rear of the Board electric skateboard. In the handle of the electric skateboard is all the electronics, battery, and a digital screen that displays the remaining charge level. The company says that the scooter will be possible to connect via Bluetooth and select the desired settings of movement as well as to set up security against thieves. How it will work protection, the company said.
By the way, despite the fact that the vehicle is equipped with a handle, the user is prompted to hold with just one hand. Management electroseparation is the same 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 will go on sale, you will be offered with trim boards from carbon fiber or wood. The choice will be available two color options — grey and black.
The safety of Segways
I should also add that Audi has equipped its electric skateboard all the necessary light, which will make it more visible on the road. Here there are led headlamps, daytime running lamps, tail lamps and stop lamps.
Improving the safety of such vehicles is a very important question, because with the popularity in the world of such vehicles is increasing and their level of risk. For example, in the United States, Europe and Russia, this problem becomes very serious. And the authorities don’t know how to solve it.
How much is an electric skateboard
It would seem that all is well in the new product from Audi. But when you imagine that the pleasure will have to pay 2000 Euro (146 000 rubles at the current exchange rate), and it is in many German brand appreciated an electric skateboard e-tron Scooter, the desire to ride one of these things at once dulled.
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I do not know how many are willing to give the money, nevertheless to market the company promises to release its electric skateboard in 2020.