Volkswagen’s take on a Segway
Volkswagen plans to release a foldable, three-wheel electric scooter according to CEO Martin Winterkorn. He revealed the news during an interview with German publicationBild, most of which focused largely on VW’s battery advancements. It’ll weigh around 24 pounds and offer an electric range of 12 miles, so Volkswagen is positioning this scooter — which will apparently be priced significantly lower than Segway — as the perfect thing to take you that “last mile” after parking your car in the city or getting off the train each morning.
As Car and Driver notes, the white-and-gray scooter borrows some design influence from the Volkswagen XL1. There’s no definitive word on a US launch just yet, and those wheels look as though they could run into some trouble on city terrain. But Segway’s hold on the mall cop market may be facing some fresh competition.
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