Audi builds new e-scoooter to aid mobility in city centres

Audi builds new e-scoooter to aid mobility in city centres

The new scooter could be offered as an option with the firm’s range of cars

Audi has revealed a new scooter aimed at improving mobility for last-mile journeys. In heavily congested areas – such as central London – the end of journeys can be incredibly slow for drivers. That’s where Audi’s new ‘e-tron Scooter’ steps in.

The device is a mashup of a traditional scooter and a skateboard, and can be ridden with one hand – allowing the rider to take a better look at what’s happening around them and then indicate where they’re going.

While it’s designed as a ‘last-mile’ mobility option, the Scooter will be capable of travelling up to 12.5 miles on a charge, with a 12.5mph top speed. But it’s the convenience that makes the e-tron Scooter stack up. It can be folded to help with storage, which also makes it easy to carry in the rear of the car.

Thorsten Schrader, project manager for micro-mobility at Audi, said: “With the Audi e-tron Scooter, we appeal to customers who are on the move in cities, sustainably and multi-modally – and for whom style and functionality are important.

“Of course the e-tron Scooter also moves straight ahead. But the feeling of flow only comes when you start carving on asphalt – and that is surprisingly easy with our new concept.” Along with bright LED lights, the scooter also comes with Bluetooth connectivity to change the setup via your phone.

It’s expected to go into production in 2020, with a price of around £1,800. It may also be offered as an optional extra for Audi models, to aid with convenience.

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