ŠKODA unveiled the KLEMENT mobility concept at the Geneva Motor Show, giving an insight into the car manufacturer’s vision for the future of micromobility in cities.
The integrated 4kW rear hub motor accelerates the KLEMENT to a top speed of 28mph, and its throttle and brake control are made child’s play by the pivoting pedals. This allows for handling that is as innovative as it is effortless. A hydraulic brake at the front equipped with ABS as well as LED lights integrated into the concept guarantee a safe ride.
The KLEMENT has a futuristic aluminium frame; the wheel suspensions make use of single-sided swing arms. The mobility concept has no visible levers or cables and the rider’s feet rest on fixed pedals located where e-bikes ordinarily have a bottom bracket.
Whilst the KLEMENT is the latest in mobility technology it is also a link to the company’s roots – back to 124 years ago when the story of ŠKODA began with the manufacturing of bicycles under founding fathers Laurin & Klement.
Guido Haak, Head of Product Management at
ŠKODA AUTO, said, “Micromobility is becoming increasingly important in cities.
By presenting the KLEMENT at the Geneva Motor Show, we are showcasing our
vision for the future. The KLEMENT is a state-of-the-art, dynamic and
easy-to-use vehicle, and allows the ŠKODA brand to further appeal to a younger
target group with a heightened sense of environmental awareness. The concept is
perfectly aligned with our customers and our eMobility Strategy.”
Riders accelerate and brake the KLEMENT by tilting the foot pedals. If the user shifts their weight forwards, the KLEMENT’s hub motor accelerates. If the pedals pivot backwards, a hydraulic disc brake at the front equipped with ABS is activated.
The two lithium-ion batteries, have a total capacity of 1,250 Wh – providing a range of up to 38 miles. These batteries can be easily removed and charged using a household plug socket; they can also be recharged whilst riding thanks to brake energy recuperation.
The KLEMENT electric two-wheel concept will
celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show from 7 - 17 March 2019.