Well, here’s an Audi e-tron you and I can probably can afford. Probably. It has four wheels and it is obviously electric, but it ain’t no car. It is an electric scooter, or in the case of this Audi e-tron Scooter, it really is a mashed up of a skateboard and a scooter.
Weighing in at 26 lbs (12 kilograms), this possibly the most affordable e-tron is a last mile transportation designed to fit in the back of your car (hopefully, an e-tron), or if you prefer, pulled like a trolley. As you can see, Audi e-tron Scooter is not your typical two-wheeled scooter; it is essentially a skateboard with handlebar. And like a skateboard, it makes turn simply through shifting your weight.
Movable axles with four wheels afford this nifty ride unusually tight curves. In short, this thing is made to carve. Audi e-tron Scooter has an extremely thin board owing to the battery and the electronics being housed inside the T handle. The handlebar is also where you will find a display showing the battery status.
Acceleration is motorcycle-style, i.e. by twisting the grip and so is braking. Speaking of braking, e-tron Scooter further boast an additional hydraulic foot brake and features regenerative braking. Audi did not offer details on the battery system and motor, but from official words, we learned that it is capable of making a top speed of 12.5 mph (20 km/h) and has a range of 12.5 miles (20 kilometers).
Other things that we know include all-round LED lights (including daytime running light), Bluetooth interface for ride adjustments and prevent theft, and a choice of wood or carbon decks.
Audi e-tron Scooter will materialized sometime in late 2020 when it will be available for around 2,000 euros (or about $2,300). Yikes. Definitely not a cheap ride by any account, but to be fair, it is considerably cheaper than the other e-tron for sure.
All images courtesy of Audi AG.