This foldable electric scooter features a USB port for charging all its user’s smart devices at once, and is lightweight and compact enough to carry on a bus or train.
Intended to “revolutionise urban mobility”, it is designed for commuters to ride to and from public transport hubs, and then take with them on board.
“With 70 per cent of the world’s population living in urban cities by 2025, commuters will need efficient, compact, and sustainable modes of transportation to get them from home to the office to everywhere in between,” said its creators, California-based startup URBAN626.
“By linking city dwellers to public transportation efficiently and effectively, the URB-E alleviates the pain points that urban commuters feel everyday dealing with traffic, fuelling up, and scarce parking.”
One of the most significant updates is to the charging system. The single USB port – enabling a user to charge their phone while riding – has been replaced with four USB ports, a USB-C port, and the option of two AC power slots on a battery that now pops out from the frame.
The new model is also lighter – 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) compared to 35 (16) – and 40 per cent cheaper than the original.
However, its 20-mile (32-kilometre) range on a single charge is reduced to 16 miles, and its top speed is just shy of the previous 15 miles per hour.
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