Peugeot is Building a Nifty Little Electric Scooter
Peugeot is teaming up with a Swiss company called Mirco Mobility to build an electric scooter. It's called e-Kick and it was developed for those who live in the city and need something small and motorized to get around where a car might not be the easiest solution. It weighs only 18.8 pounds and can hit speeds up to 15 mph. Regenerative braking helps replenish the battery pack when you use the foot brake. Fully charged the lithium-ion battery has a range of 7.5 miles. RELATED: See Photos of the 2011 Peugeot 508
According to Peugeot, the electric motor is integrated into the rear wheel. Up front, there's a special handlebar that lets users easily collapse the scooter in just a few seconds. You can even roll it along on its front wheel if you don't feel like folding it up.
The e-Kick has been designed to be stored and charged in the trunk of the latest Peugeot 3008. This will help fill up the battery while you're driving the car, too. Approximate charging time is roughly an hour, so it's not a great solution if you're planning on scooting halfway across town. Expect to see the e-Kick available for sale towards the end of the year.
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