Peugeot has introduced its very first electric scooter

Peugeot and Micro have presented an electrically assisted scooter – the e-Kick scooter was created with a purpose of solving “last mile” problem. The all-new device has a range of around 8 miles and a top speed of 16 miles per hour.

6/28/16 5:00 am chumakdenis 1

Electric vehicles is probably the best thing that could only happen to us.

Nevertheless, sooner or later EV owners face with one significant problem - lack of chargers, especially in off the beaten path places like Texas – I apology in advance if I offended some dwellers of Texas, but what the hell…sometimes even my GPS was not working properly, not talking about other things like EV chargers.

Of course, you can easily get stuck in the middle of nowhere and your beloved ‘beauty’ will turn into green-eyed monster that you will be literally loathing.

Well, that’s life – “last mile problem” was there long before electric vehicles.

However, thankfully to Peugeot and Micro, this problem has finally been solved.

Their electrically assisted scooter named e-Kick was created with this purpose in mind.

So, let’s not waste any more minute and learn as much as we possibly can about this vehicle.

The e-Kick

Peugeot and Micro have presented an electrically assisted scooter – the e-Kick as the solution for the “last-mile” of any journey.

With range of up to 7,5 miles (around 12 kilometers), and a top speed of 15.5 mph (approximately 25 kilometers per hour) it could be usable gadget.

6171.jpgThanks to lithium-ion battery on board, the total weight is just 8.5 kg/19lbs.

The e-Kick supplements the premiere of the new Peugeot 3008 SUV, of which the vehicle’s boot can easily store the e-Kick.

Peugeot intends to sell the e-Kick later this year (beginning in Q4) together with its bicycles and two and three wheel scooters.

Innovations

Compact, and with a contained weight of only 8.5 kg, the e-Kick includes multiple major innovations:

1) A "Motion Control" electric assistance system developed by MICRO –the Li-Ion battery is built in to the ultra-thin platform with the motor integrated directly into the rear wheel. The e-Kick optimizes the level of electric assistance based on user movements and provides a range of 7,5 miles (12 km). It allows for speeds of up to 15,5mph (25 km/h), and is equipped with a foot-brake that is accompanied by a regenerative engine braking system that recharges the battery.                                                                          

2) An innovative handlebar designed by Peugeot Design Lab – the e-Kick's mechanisms allow 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.

3)All-new "dockstation" allows the user to store the e-Kick in the trunk 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.

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"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 roll from on one wheel, making it effortless to hop from your home to your car to a train to your work," - explained Cathal Loughnane, Peugeot Design Lab Manager.

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