If you are tired of cars and bikes, there might be a great vehicle just for you. To buy it though, you’ll have to wait for a couple of years. We’re talking about the electric egg that was invented by the Hyundai Company and shown at the Seoul Auto Show last week. This “thing” can’t be named a vehicle, but it does have some things in common with the modern cars. But let’s start from the beginning. This interesting invention could become a replacement for the compact cars and people who live in big cities and drive them every day. This is an example of the future vehicles that can be used in parks, on pavements and everywhere else an ordinary car can’t be used. This “thing” is called E4U, the “E” means egg and stands for evolution and ecology.
The Hyundai’s egg is moved by the electric power plant that is hidden under the E4U’s floor. This hemisphere can be tilted in different directions, that how it is pulled forward and that’s how you control it. A pair of small rear wheels helps you keep the balance and also provide the stabilization for the egg.
The idea of such capsule is not entirely new. Similar concepts were built by many auto manufacturers during their history and the companies that have nothing to do with car business as well.
As much as these capsules are appealing, they are not seen in the cities of our time. Maybe the concept is too unreal for the real world, or maybe people don’t really need it in their lives? The interest, however, is greater than ever. There even was a Chevrolet EN-V 2.0. project thought it didn’t become successful.
The electric egg has a transparent roof that allows you to close the vehicle on the parking lot. When driving the egg this roof transforms into a helmet for the driver. There are several pedals on the floor of the egg that help you control it. It’s difficult to control the E4U, especially if you do it for the first time, but when you get used to it there’s nothing the egg wouldn’t do for you. This thing can gain the 30 km/hour speed. It is still unknown if this invention will become a mass thing, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.