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Official: Hyundai unveils E4U, an EV with eggs, at Seoul Motor Show

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Hyundai E4U

“Goo Goo GaJoob,” indeed. Those inscrutable Beatles lyrics from I Am The Walrus about eggmen and a million other things might just apply to the latest stab at the electromobility market by Hyundai. The South Korean automaker recently unveiled its, yes, egg-shaped, one-seat electric vehicle at the Seoul Motor Show.

Hyundai’s E4U (the four E’s are Egg, Evolution, Electricity and Eco-friendliness) has a rotating front “sphere” allowing the 180-pound vehicle to go in any direction. Meanwhile, the vehicle, which includes a helmet that apparently doubles as the top of the “egg,” has 500-watt motor that delivers a top speed of about 18 miles per hour. It’s sort of like a Segway with a shell.

No word on if or when this vehicle will ever see the light of a production day. If you’re curious for more, you can check out Hyundai’s press release below.

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