Called the Volkswagen Last Mile Surfer.
Volkswagen is now looking to enter a new segment by launching a 3-wheeled electric scooter in the UK, which was unveiled on Friday.
Dubbed as the Volkswagen Last Mile Surfer, it is a foldable electric scooter that weighs just 11 kg. Its compact proportions and foldable feature allow for storage in a vehicle's boot. This is a boon for car owners who work in congested cities where a parking space can be tough to find. Consider its operation similar to that of the Segway.
Running purely on electricity, torque is supplied by an unspecified electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery. VW claims that the electric drivetrain has a battery range of 19.95 km.
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Chairman of the Board of Directors of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Martin Winterkorn, has divulged that the VW Last Mile Surfer would go on sale in 2016 at a price of less than 1,000 euros (INR 70,000).
[Source: Autocar UK]