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.

Source: Peugeot

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