Congestion, rising gas prices, expensive public transport. It all means that two-wheeled commuter concepts are popping up left, right and center. This clandestine device from Green Energy Motors, however, is different.
The Commute-Case is an electric scooter that collapses into a briefcase when you’re not riding it. It means that it can be easily carried on public transport before various parts germinate outwards to form the scooter that will help you complete that ‘last mile’ to work.
It costs $5,990, although a introductory offer of 50 percent off is currently available, so it’s the same old story: cool machine, horrendous price.
At around 12kg most people will prefer riding the Commute-Case to carrying it, but the handlebar from the scooter does double up as a telescopic handle so the briefcase can be wheeled like a trolley. It’s also small enough to be taken on most airlines as hand luggage.
With a 25-mile range riders are unlikely to get caught short and the transition from briefcase to scooter takes between just three and five seconds, allegedly. A full charge takes an hour.
There is, in case you were wondering, some storage space, too, when the Commute-case is in compact form – enough to store a laptop, at least, as well as perhaps a packed lunch and a pencil case.
It’s certainly an interesting and novel product, but will anyone be tempted at that stratospheric price? All we can do now is anxiously await the first rider reports for the Commute-Case.
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