May 6, 2019 / 9:31 AM / a month ago

Volkswagen teams up with China's NIU to make e-scooters: Die Welt

FILE PHOTO: People pass in front of a Volkswagen logo ahead of the Shanghai Auto Show, in Shanghai, China April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) - German carmaker Volkswagen will join forces with China’s NIU to produce battery-powered kick scooters, German newspaper Die Welt reported on Monday without giving sources.

The companies will jointly build the Streetmate model, which has a top speed of 45 kilometers (28 miles) an hour and a range of 60 kilometres, the report said.

Reporting by Thomas Seythal; Editing by Tassilo Hummel

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