"Micro-mobility startup WheelKinetic has launched a squat little
electric scooter called the BooZter which folds down to a portable
package that can be carried by hand or thrown in a backpack.
Like the Taur electric scooter we featured in October, the BooZter
sports a flip-up foot rest on either side of its frame that allows for a
forward-facing stance when on the move. And also like the Taur, the
maker WheelKinect – which has an R&D center in the Ukraine and a sales
office in the US – is seeking production funding over on Kickstarter for
its unusual-looking ride.
Constructed using carbon fiber, titanium and aluminum, the 14-lb
(6.5-kg) electric scoot is small enough to fit in a backpack or even a
laptop bag when folded down to 10 x 18.5 inches (26 x 47 cm) in around
10 seconds, or can be carried by hand using a convenient integrated
handle. And interestingly, when the ride is folded down, its wheels sit
inside the unit to potentially lock away any dirt accumulated while
A 250-W rear wheel motor is reckoned to offer a top speed of 12.4 mph
(20 km/h), while the replaceable battery has a per charge range of 12.4
miles (20 km). Or a less powerful battery can be installed to make the
scooter compatible with TSA air-travel regulations. Either way, regen
braking is onboard to potentially eke a little more range from the battery."
Via Muse, who wrote "ZOMG! This is so KEWL!"
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