Volkswagen is planning three-wheeled electric scooter for masses

Volks-roller Volkswagen three-wheeled electric scooter

Segway was a revolutionary entry in future of transportation. Somehow, Segway manufacturers failed to bring down prices for the two-wheeled personal transporter and it couldn’t reach the masses. To change that with a much competitively priced solution, Volkswagen is working on a Segway-style personal mobility device which could debut next year. The news was broken by Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn in an interview with Bild, a German Newspaper.

Volkswagen is planning this to be a three-wheeled electric scooter for a price close to the 1,000 Euros. To be known as the Volks-Roller, the electric scooter will come in a foldable design, travel almost 12 miles on single charge and weigh as light as 24 pounds.

Volks-roller Volkswagen three-wheeled scooter

This is probably all that we know about the Volkswagen Volks-Roller so far; however personal mobility space is not limited to this. AirWheel A3 electric commuter is a very close take on the Segway, which could be shipping this August for about $2,999 with anti-theft system. InMotion R1EX is another similar scooter, which features voice controlled operation and can be controlled from a mobile phone.

Smart S1 is another personal electric scooter, though a little different in style and form factor. It’s a gyroscope enabled skateboard style scooter, which will definitely make commuting that last mile effortless and fun.

Via: CarandDriver/TheVerge



Bharat writes about latest gadgets, toys, robots and new technologies across various platforms. In addition to reporting and reviewing new products and technologies, he spends too much time digging the internet for endless questions. He's a die-hard football fan and a big foodie who wants to host Man v. Food some day.

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