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ElectricMood folding e-scooter could be just the ticket for commuters

ElectricMood folding e-scooter...
The ElectricMood folding electric scooter
The ElectricMood folding electric scooter
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The ElectricMood folding electric scooter
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The ElectricMood folding electric scooter
The scooter weighs in at 9.9 kg (22 lb)
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The scooter weighs in at 9.9 kg (22 lb)
An LCD display offers information including current speed and remaining battery
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An LCD display offers information including current speed and remaining battery
When folded, it measures 92.5 x 57 x 20.5 cm (37 x 22 x 8 in)
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When folded, it measures 92.5 x 57 x 20.5 cm (37 x 22 x 8 in)
ElectricMood is driven by a 500 W electric motor that's integrated into the back wheel
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ElectricMood is driven by a 500 W electric motor that's integrated into the back wheel
It's powered by an 8-cell (33.6V) lithium battery which its designers say will take a maximum of an hour to charge
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It's powered by an 8-cell (33.6V) lithium battery which its designers say will take a maximum of an hour to charge
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We've covered our fair share of last-mile electric vehicles here at Gizmag, but this latest to come to our attention may just hit the sweet spot between weight, top speed, and range. The folding e-scooter, dubbed ElectricMood, is currently in the prototype stage, and its designers hope to raise funds via crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to bring it to production.

ElectricMood has a top speed of 15.5 mph (25. km/h), which is limited by on-board software, and a range of up to 12 miles (19 km). It weighs in at 9.9 kg (22 lb), which is pretty light as far as EV's go, and only around a third of the weight of the E.T electric scooter we covered, for example – though it's also only around a third as fast as the E.T, too.

When folded, ElectricMood measures 92.5 x 57 x 20.5 cm (37 x 22 x 8 in). The e-scooter features two 30-cm (12-in) inflatable tires, disc brakes, front and rear headlights, and mudguards. An LCD display also provides information including current speed and remaining battery.

When folded, it measures 92.5 x 57 x 20.5 cm (37 x 22 x 8 in)
When folded, it measures 92.5 x 57 x 20.5 cm (37 x 22 x 8 in)

ElectricMood is driven by a 500 W direct drive brushless electric motor that's integrated into the back wheel, and is reportedly easy to push along with your feet when the motor is not in use. The motor is powered by an 8-cell 33.6 V lithium battery, which the designers state will take a maximum of an hour to charge from any wall plug with its integrated charger.

This latter point could prove useful, and we'll be interested to see that it does indeed perform as promised if and when the scooter reaches production. Should you wish to take a punt on this happening, the cheapest current pledge point that will hopefully snag you a unit is US$995, with an estimated delivery time of October 2015.

The pitch video below shows some more detail on the e-scooter.

Sources: ElectricMood, Indiegogo

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4 comments
mhpr262
Not small and light enough to take with you on the subway and into the office, too small and flimsy for real commuting.
LordInsidious
Nice price point and specs. Will seriously consider buying if the production run happens....
zevulon
if you know about electric scooters as much as i do, you will notice that while this is indeed a promising design, compared to previous designs,
theres still one major issue --the battery.
he says the battery can be charged in one hour. thats a 1 c charge rate ( fairly high but doable)
so is the battery 200 watt hours? if so, a 12 mile range at 16mph is 25 watthours per mile. that is realistic and believable.
so on that count-------getting 12 miles with a 200 watt hour battery means you are talking about a 2kg battery.
this is reasonable considering the overall weight of the vehicle is advertised as being ultra light because of aluminum and downweighting across the board.
the lack of suspension in the fork is actually good, but has seemed to be a problem with many other ultralight scooters because they all have solid polyurethane wheels. the pneumatic tires here bring the weight up but provide suspension in conjunction with the relatively large tire diamtere for e-scooters in this weight class.
there is a graveyard full of electric kick scooters in this weight class. so i would be cautious. pre-selling is always like freely funding someone's r&d.
if this were sold for 1000 bucks i might buy it in a store. and there are plenty of scooters out there already for sale with relatively crappy performance.
Cotemar
I think they will do well with the ElectricMood. The 12 miles range with 16 mph speed is a bit of a downer.
My Wife and I have been Gliding around on the E-Twow Master e-scooters for over a year now. They weight 23lbs and have a 25 mile range with a top speed of 18 mph. Folds up really small and can be carried onto a plane.