Urban Transport

E.T electric scooter folds in 5

The E.T definitely has a look of its own
The E.T definitely has a look of its own
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The E.T definitely has a look of its own
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The E.T definitely has a look of its own
It weighs 30 kg (66 lb)
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It weighs 30 kg (66 lb)
The E.T fits in the back of a car
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The E.T fits in the back of a car
Its disc brakes and wheel-mounted kickstand
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Its disc brakes and wheel-mounted kickstand
It reportedly folds in five seconds
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It reportedly folds in five seconds
Its lithium-polymer battery that's claimed to offer a range of about 35 km (22 miles) per two-hour charge
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Its lithium-polymer battery that's claimed to offer a range of about 35 km (22 miles) per two-hour charge
The E.T's electronic speedometer
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The E.T's electronic speedometer
Plans call for it to come standard with a 250-watt motor, although depending on the maximum allowable speed for such vehicles in different countries, that may be upgraded to up to 700 watts
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Plans call for it to come standard with a 250-watt motor, although depending on the maximum allowable speed for such vehicles in different countries, that may be upgraded to up to 700 watts

We're certainly seeing a lot of folding electric scooters lately, including models that can be carried in a backpack, go off-road, and feature rear-wheel steering. One of the latest, the E.T Scooter, certainly has a unique look – and it can reportedly fold in just five seconds.

The E.T has an aluminum frame with suspension fork, disc brakes, and a lithium-polymer battery that's claimed to offer a range of about 35 km (22 miles) per two-hour charge. Plans call for it to come standard with a 250-watt motor, although depending on the maximum allowable speed for such vehicles in different countries, that may be upgraded to up to 700 watts – which would give it a top speed of 55 km/h (34 mph).

The whole thing weighs 30 kg (66 lb), and can handle rider weights of up to 160 kg (353 lb). Plus, as mentioned, it's said to be able to fold in five seconds. That might not be quite as fast as the three seconds of the Stigo, but it's still pretty darn quick.

It reportedly folds in five seconds
It reportedly folds in five seconds

The E.T's designers are currently raising production funds, on Kickstarter. A pledge of US$2,190 will get you one when and if they reach production, which is estimated to start in January. The planned retail price is $2,990.

You can see the scooter in action, in the pitch video below.

Sources: E.T Scooter, Kickstarter

3 comments
Bob Flint
Too big for the side walk, and too little for the road, maybe a bike path?
Akemai Olivia
A few notes for the inventor: 1) Foldability is useless when the bike is too heavy. 10 kg max. You don't need to support a person as heavy as 160 kg. 100 kg build can save you materials to become lightweight. 2) don't fragment your product by having 250w and 700w. Electronically limit the speed and provide the maximum allowable speed for going uphill. One size fits all. 3) all you need to win in the end is by price. Much lower price, make customers with their money to choose whether to buy an apple iPhone 64GB or Stigo. Only a handful people who have heard of Stigo can afford the price point.
Tarun Beniwal
The video has been shot right outside the Buddha International Circuit (BIC) in India. What are they doing on a racetrack with that tiny thing?
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