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Audi's E-Tron Scooter is a skateboard with a handle

It'll hit city streets in 2020.
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If Audi's E-Tron SUV is too big or pricey for you, don't worry... the company has something decidedly more accessible (and possibly fun) in store. It just unveiled an E-Tron Scooter meant to serve "multi-modal" travelers who only rarely hop into cars, if at all. You won't confuse this with any other electric commuting machine, though. While the e-tron has the profile of a scooter, you ride it like a skateboard by shifting your weight. Yes, it's a scooter you can carve. And when it only needs one hand, your other hand is free to signal or hold on to a shopping bag.

It's not the most powerful e-scooter between its 12.5MPH top speed and 12.5-mile range, but those should cover a modest commute. It's not dainty given its 26-pound weight, but you can both fold it up for stowing and, crucially, pull it like a trolley. You won't have to strain yourself hauling it into a building or across a train station. A Bluetooth connection both allows ride tuning and anti-theft protection.

The e-tron Scooter is billed as a concept, but Audi fully intends to ship this as a product. It should go on sale by the end of 2020 for about €2,000 ($2,235), and it might also be available as an option for e-tron car buyers who could charge it in their car trunks. While that's not a trivial purchase, it might be justifiable if you regularly find yourself taking short trips -- especially if you don't want to give up some of the thrills of skateboarding to get the stability of a scooter.

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