Peugeot and Swiss company Micro Mobility have teamed up to develop an electrically-assisted scooter.
Revealed this week part of new 3008’s launch, the e-Kick scooter was created with the city dweller in mind to help him tackle the crowded urban environment. It weighs only 18.8 pounds (8.5 kilograms) and can reach speeds of up to 15 mph (25 kph) while the regenerative braking system fills up the battery pack once you hit the foot brake. When the lithium-ion battery is fully charged, the e-Kick scooter will be able to cover as much as 7.5 miles (12 km) before running out of juice.
Peugeot and Micro Mobility mention the electric motor is integrated directly into the rear wheel while up front there’s a neat handlebar which allows the user to fold the scooter in a matter of seconds. In addition, when you’re feeling lazy and you don’t want to carry it, the scooter has been designed in such a way so that it can be simply rolled along on its front wheel.
Buyers of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 should know the e-Kick was engineered to be stored and recharged in a docking station inside the crossover’s trunk, so you’ll fill up the battery while on the go. Using a regular power socket, charging the battery to its full capacity is going to take approximately one hour.
While Audi’s Q3 connected mobility with an electrically-driven longboard will remain only a concept, the e-Kick scooter from Peugeot and Micro Mobility is slated to go on sale in the final quarter of the year.
Gallery: Peugeot e-Kick scooter
PEUGEOT and MICRO, pioneering urban mobility with the e-Kick electrically assisted scooter
- PEUGEOT and MICRO have teamed up to design an integrated mobility solution
- The e-Kick scooter is being announced as part of the launch of the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV
- e-Kick can be used to extend journey mobility and charged-up when carried in the vehicle’s boot
PEUGEOT and MICRO have teamed up to design the e-Kick - an electrically assisted scooter to meet the challenge of a constantly evolving urban environment. e-Kick provides an unprecedented multi- mobility experience, helping to provide a fully independent transport solution to cover the ‘last-mile’ of any journey. Unveiled today during the launch of the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, e-Kick will be sold by both PEUGEOT and MICRO starting in the last quarter of 2016.
PEUGEOT has historically placed mobility at the heart of its mission. It is the only brand in the world that sells bicycles, and two and three-wheel scooters to complete its wide range of passenger and light commercial vehicles. MICRO is the reference for kick-scooters, and it has offered customised family mobility solutions for the last 20 years.
PEUGEOT and MICRO share a common vision of future urban mobility solutions and combined their expertise to design the e-Kick. The e-Kick electrically assisted scooter offers an active, natural, and flexible user experience, created to optimise intra-city journeys by adapting to any circumstances and desire.
Compact, and with a contained weight of only 8.5kg, the e-Kick includes multiple major innovations:
- A ‘Motion Control’ electric assistance system developed by MICRO has a Lithium Ion battery built into the ultra-thin platform with the motor integrated directly into the rear wheel. The e-Kick optimises the level of electric assistance based on user movements and provides a range potential of 12km / 7.5miles
- It allows for speeds of up to 25km/h / 15mph, and is equipped with a foot-brake that is accompanied by a regenerative braking system that recharges the battery
- An innovative handlebar is designed by Peugeot Design Lab: the e-Kick's mechanism allows it to be easily folded in a few seconds and to be rolled along on its front wheel so that the user doesn't have to carry it.
Unveiled today at the launch of the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, the e-Kick is designed for customers who are looking for mobility solutions that go hand in hand with their vehicle. A ‘dockstation’ allows the user to store the e-Kick in the boot of the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, and it also recharges the battery while the vehicle is driving. Outside of the car, the scooter can also be recharged in about an hour.
“e-Kick is a truly multi-modal designed not just to be a mobility solution in itself but also to link all the other solutions together. The two handles used in driving mode fold up into a single handle that allows the scooter to be rolled along on one wheel, making it effortless to hop from your home to your car to a train to your work," explains Cathal Loughnane, Peugeot Design Lab Manager.
Since 1810 PEUGEOT has been producing durable products of excellence, since 1858 all are branded with the Lion logo – chosen to demonstrate strength, suppleness and swiftness to personify the durability of its products. As one of the earliest automotive producers, the PEUGEOT brand can trace its roots back to 1889 when it began producing automobiles and since then over 65 million vehicles have been produced, advancing technology with style and efficiency to enhance the customer experience. Demonstrated through its Brand signature ‘Motion & Emotion’, PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries, has 10,000 franchised Dealerships and is recognised the world over for the quality and design excellence of its products.
Peugeot Design Lab
With more than 200 years' expertise in industrial creation and 120 years' experience in automobile design, PEUGEOT launched its Peugeot Design Lab in 2012, a global brand design studio dedicated to external clients. Its main mission is to design products, services and brand experiments in all non-automobile sectors.
Peugeot Design Lab has wide-ranging mobility expertise, having designed the AE21 electric assist bicycle for Peugeot Cycles, a tram for Alstom and a helicopter for Airbus.
Micro Mobility is the reference for kick-scooters. It is a Swiss company founded by Wim Ouboter. Micro invented the modern scooter, and for the last 20 years it has been designing high-quality innovative urban mobility solutions for the entire family.