URB-E makes commuting seem like fun!
by Caitlyn - on February 26th, 2014
When we were younger, going out to play was anything from playing make believe to riding your bike for hours with no particular destination. Now the main reasons we’ll trek outside is because we’re headed to work, or are doing some regimen of exercise. The least exciting of those is the former, as your destination is not particularly fun, and the trip there is not that exciting.
If you walk any portion of your travels to work and wish you didn’t have to overextend yourself, then something like the URB-E might help. This is an extremely compact e-vehicle that will allow you to scoot along at up to 15 miles per hour. If you need to get on the bus or take a cab for a portion of your commute, then this can fold up and fit between your legs. Its ability to decrease in size will also allow you to take it into work and store it discreetly.
This will be able to go about 20 miles on one charge, and even has a spot for your bag to be placed while in transit. If you forgot to plug in your smartphone or tablet the night before, this also has a dock so you can juice up on the go. There is a corresponding app for iOS and Android that will allow you to check on your battery usage, speed, range, and control your lighting or music. This will cost around $300 if you want to pre-order (pay more in the future, but lock in the Kickstarter pricing), or $800-1600 for the whole kit and caboodle.
Edit: I was wrong about the pricing, and it has been corrected!
Available for crowdfunding on Indiegogo