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Peugeot and Micro Develop e-Kick, the Electrically-Assisted Scooter

As cities become more and more crowded, personal transport solutions have to evolve, and e-Kick is the newest proposal from Peugeot and scooter specialist Micro. Electrically-assisted kick scooters are not new, yet there is still a lot to improve on them.
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One of the nicest things about the Peugeot e-Kick is its very compact design, especially when folded. It comes with a special dock that keeps it secure in the car's trunk and that also recharges it when the car is driving.

E-Kick was designed as a complement for Peugeot's 3008 SUV, but it can be used with pretty much any other vehicle, or no vehicle at all. When collapsed, the smart design of the handlebars allows the user to fold them to create a handle that makes carrying it with ease.

Like other similar designs, the Peugeot e-Kick comes with a motor integrated into the rear wheel, assisted by a motion control sensor. The system developed by Micro optimizes the electric assistance according to the user movements.

The top range is 12 km (7.5 miles), which might not sound like too much. Well, the Peugeot e-Kick is not designed to cater for the commuter needs of a guy that lives in the suburbs, some 30 km or more from the workplace, but a drive-then-ride solution.

And with a 35 km/h (15.5 mph) top speed and a full recharge taking only one hour, the e-Kick is definitely going to appeal those who don't mind being seen on such a scooter. The weight is only 8.5 kg (18.8 lb) and this means that even ladies should not have a hard time carrying it around.

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 be rolled along on one wheel, making it effortless to hop from your home to your car to a train to your work,” Cathal Loughnane, Peugeot Design Lab Manager adds.

No price or availability for the e-Kick is known, but we'd be glad to learn that Peugeot thinks about actually selling this as a mass-produced scooter.

 
 
 
 
 

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