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The Eagle (electric kickscooter) has landed in Munich

The Eagle (electric kickscoote...
Citybords says that its Eagle electric kickscooter is still at the development stage
Citybords says that its Eagle electric kickscooter is still at the development stage
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A 36 V electric hub motor should get Eagle riders up to a top speed of 25 km/h
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A 36 V electric hub motor should get Eagle riders up to a top speed of 25 km/h
The hole in the center of the handlebar column is where the rear wheel pops into when the Eagle is folder for transport
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The hole in the center of the handlebar column is where the rear wheel pops into when the Eagle is folder for transport
Citybirds says that the Eagle will be made from carbon fiber when it reaches production
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Citybirds says that the Eagle will be made from carbon fiber when it reaches production
The Eagle is described as the world's thinnest and lightest electric kickscooter, but Citybirds has yet to reveal its expected weight and dimensions
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The Eagle is described as the world's thinnest and lightest electric kickscooter, but Citybirds has yet to reveal its expected weight and dimensions
The deck and rear wheel of the Eagle electric kickscooter fold up into the handlebar column for ease of transport between trips
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The deck and rear wheel of the Eagle electric kickscooter fold up into the handlebar column for ease of transport between trips
The Eagle's curved design at the front wheel could make between ride carrying a tad more comfortable thanks to its contoured shape fitting nicely on the shoulder
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The Eagle's curved design at the front wheel could make between ride carrying a tad more comfortable thanks to its contoured shape fitting nicely on the shoulder
The Eagle can be dragged behind between trips
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The Eagle can be dragged behind between trips
The Eagle's deck folds neatly into the handlebar column between rides
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The Eagle's deck folds neatly into the handlebar column between rides
A second battery can be installed into the handlebar column, essentially giving the Eagle up to 30 km of range between charges
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A second battery can be installed into the handlebar column, essentially giving the Eagle up to 30 km of range between charges
Citybords says that its Eagle electric kickscooter is still at the development stage
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Citybords says that its Eagle electric kickscooter is still at the development stage
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Swiss and Lithuanian startup Citybirds has been making human-powered kickscooters for a few years now, but has revealed what it's calling the "thinnest and lightest electric scooter" at the ISPO trade expo in Munich, Germany. Named the Eagle, the e-scooter will roll for up to 30 km and get up to 25 km/h, and a display on the handlebars will be able to sync with a smartphone to show navigation, weather and notifications.

At this point, not a great deal is known about the Eagle. And though the company is claiming its stylish electric kickscooter is the world's thinnest and lightest, no actual weight or dimensions figures have been revealed. We do know that it will have a range per charge of 15 km (9.3 miles) from the battery integrated into the deck, or twice that with the addition of an extra battery installed in the handlebar column – which the startup says is twice as long as many competitors.

Citybirds says that the Eagle will be made from carbon fiber when it reaches production
Citybirds says that the Eagle will be made from carbon fiber when it reaches production

As well as offering a top-up using a plug-in charger, the Eagle can also be juiced up via an induction charging plate. Citybirds suggests that a wireless charging unit could be placed in the trunk of a car on the way to a parking spot outside the city, and then the topped-up Eagle removed from the vehicle and trundled to the office. And the front wheel's 36 V electric hub motor should get riders up to a top speed of 25 km/h (15.5 mph).

The current prototype displayed at ISPO has been made from plastic, but the production model will be fashioned from carbon fiber. Like other Citybirds kickscooters, the deck of the Eagle folds up into the handlebar column – with the rear wheel popping into a space in the center. The Eagle's curved design at the front wheel could also make between ride carrying a tad more comfortable thanks to its contoured shape fitting nicely on the shoulder.

The Eagle's curved design at the front wheel could make between ride carrying a tad more comfortable thanks to its contoured shape fitting nicely on the shoulder
The Eagle's curved design at the front wheel could make between ride carrying a tad more comfortable thanks to its contoured shape fitting nicely on the shoulder

A display screen at the handlebar shows performance info, and turn-by-turn directions, but can also act as a second smartphone screen over Bluetooth, showing such things as the weather perhaps, or social media notifications, or even just a clock face.

The Eagle launched at ISPO Munich earlier this week, though is still very much in the development stage – and the company told us that it will likely be at least another year before the Eagle finally lands.

There are a number of electric kickscooters already available of course, including the X2City from BMW and the Metro Shark, but you can get a taste of what the Eagle has to offer in the video below.

Source: Citybirds

Eagle - Electric Scooter Process

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1 comment
guzmanchinky
I've said it before and I'll say it again. You look like a little kid on one of these. Buy a really good electric skateboard (like the M1 or the Evolve) and get just as far (the M1 has swappable batteries) and have more fun and get tons of people looking at you and feel cool...