Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Displayed at the Icsid World Design Congress during Singapore Design Week 09, the “Roboscooter” by Smart Cities Group is an electric scooter that enfolds in a compact design to reduce your parking as well as carbon footprint.
Generating power from lithium-ion batteries, the portable scooter other than its condensed configuration also touts in-wheel electric motors and a cast aluminum frame that makes it lightweight yet durable. Much like the 50cc gasoline scooters, the Roboscooter is clean, silent and needs slight parking space.
Compared to the 1,000 to 1,500 parts of an equivalent gasoline-powered scooter, the Roboscooter only integrates 150 parts, which makes it simple, cost effective and easy to maintain.
Moreover, the detachable batteries are very small in size and can be charged at home with minimum fuss.
All pics & info via www.thedesignblog.org