The new Beetle
was not the only premiere that VW had brought for the Shanghai Motor Show, they also came with a concept of the electric scooter called E-Scooter.
With over 20 million two-wheelers sold in China VW sees a great opportunity in this market.
This little electric scooter/bike has a 350Watts engine and allows a range of 40km with a maximum speed of 50kph. His weight is 20kg without the battery (Nickel Metal Hydrid, NiMH).
This scooter may sign the beginning of a range of scooters with different powers and battery options, VW’s Head of Design for China Simon Loasby has indeed talked about a possibility of more powerfull versions equipped with 700w engines and Lithium batteries.
The goal is to make sustainable mobility accessible, few options are being considered with rental in car-sharing type but also to sell direclty with an estimated street price below $ 1000!
Test programs should begin in China in 2012 before a global launch.