Volkswagen Concept E-Scooter Could be Future Bike Share Vehicle

At the Shanghai Motor Show, Volkswagen debuted its concept E-Scooter, which has a range of 25 miles per charge. Of more interest to urbanists is their intention to use the vehicle in a "bike-sharing" system.

Simon Loasby, Volkswagen's director of design for China, explained that the company has several business plans for the E-Scooter:

"One of them would see customers rent bikes out of city 'hubs' located outside of train stations, shopping centres and at key business parks. An electronic key card registration system would allow operating bodies to limit top speed for younger riders."

The top speed of the vehicle, according to Volkswagen, is 30 mph.

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