Hyundai Ioniq folding electric scooter

There's a new member of Hyundai's Ioniq family of electrified vehicles. Joining the Ioniq Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in at CES 2017 is the Ioniq Scooter concept.

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Hyundai Ioniq folding electric scooter

The Ioniq Scooter is purely conceptual at this point, but it wouldn't be much of a stretch to imagine Hyundai offering something like this as an upgrade for future Ioniq models.

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Hyundai Ioniq folding electric scooter

The Scooter is designed to be an ultra-compact first and last mile mobility solution. You'd ride it to and from an Ioniq Electric car parked a distance away from your home or destination.

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Hyundai Ioniq folding electric scooter

The Scooter is stored in a pocket in the Ioniq Electric's front door -- rather than its trunk -- and can charge itself from the car's battery so it's ready to roll at the end of each trip.

Users can fold the Scooter with one hand into a compact package that can be carried indoors or tucked into a shoulder bag.


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Hyundai Ioniq folding electric scooter

The small electric motor's acceleration and braking is accomplished when you press your foot on a pad over the rear wheel or via a thumb switch.


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Hyundai Ioniq folding electric scooter

The scooter also features front and rear lights to enhance safety when scooting at night and an LCD readout on the handlebars with information about range.

Read more of CNET's CES 2017 coverage.

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