Volkswagen presented unusual Streetmat and Cityskater conceptsMarch 5, 2019
As conceived by the developers of these all-electric scooters, they should be used to overcome short distances (to the car), as well as in the suburbs.
Volkswagen seems ready to enter the market of electric scooters with the concepts of Cityskater and Streetmate. The latter is positioned by the manufacturer as an ideal transport for the city. With a power reserve of 34 kilometers and a maximum speed of 45 km / h, a 2.7 horsepower scooter can be considered as an alternative to a suburban car. Volkswagen claims that Streetmate will need to register and insure as a regular car.
Equipped with a 1.3-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, the entire Streetmate charge process will take only two hours and 15 minutes, provided the 500-watt charger is used. To simplify the task, Volkswagen made a removable battery so that users can charge it at home or in the office.
It’s easy to drive your Streetmate scooter, just push the switch to speed up. Stopping occurs thanks to the front and rear disc brakes (there is even an anti-lock system). In addition, regenerative braking allows the rear engine to recover energy while braking the Streetmate.
“Drivers” scooter can either get on the floor, or sit on a folding seat. In the center of the steering wheel is a 5.3-inch waterproof display that provides key information about the scooter, such as remaining power reserve and battery charge status. Instead of a key, Streetmate is activated through a special application on the smartphone.
Less exciting is Cityskater. Considered as an intermediate vehicle (for example, the distance from a parked car to your office), a 0.5 hp Cityskater electric motor It has a maximum speed of 19 km / h and can travel on a single charge up to 14.5 km.
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