There’s nothing wrong with the scooters of today, although most are gas guzzlers and emit unwanted emissions. The best alternative is a bicycle. It’s carbon free, works under your own power and is relatively cheap when compared to any motor counterpart. But for many the prospect of pedaling is a no go.
Enter the Volitude scooter. It will only be available in Switzerland, though perhaps some finagling could get you one shipped State side for a hefty price. Nonetheless, it’s rechargeable machine that runs on electricity and can travel 20 to 40km depending on your pedal input and the terrain. It can reach a speed up to 25kmh, which is about 15mph.
But what makes this electric scooter truly notable is its ability to fold up into a cubical worthy size, or at least that’s what we’d like to think by looking at the pics. It’s a bit too heavy (40 to 50lbs) to be carried thanks to all the components, but a handy “walk speed” lets you drag it along with what we assume is with ease. Completing a full charge take 4 hours and there is a set of hydraulic brakes, rear and front LED lights and your choice (we assume) of a 5,7 or 8 gear sequential gear box.
Price and an official release date will be announced this September.