Wheels have the advantage of speed, but can’t move as efficiently on rough terrain. Legs, on the other hand, can move on any terrain, but can’t move as fast as wheels can. Combine both and you’ve got yourself the best of both worlds… the ability to traverse through rough land as well as glide on smooth roads. That’s what Hyundai seems to be teasing with the Elevate, an EV concept that they’re being extremely hush-hush about, but plan to reveal more at CES in Las Vegas next week.
The Elevate creates a new category of mobility, the UMV (ultimate mobility vehicle). The Elevate combines the power of robotics and EV technology to take people where no vehicle has been before. The company promises to reveal more on Monday at their press conference at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, but based on the render, the Elevate will probably find its most immediate use in emergency and rescue services.