The scooter's front end folds sideways relative to the rear, so that the front and back wheels end up sitting side-by-side – the handlebar column then telescopes down, the bars are folded back, and the whole thing can be wheeled along like a shopping trolley. It reportedly fits easily into the back of a car, or onto a train.
The GiGi weighs 32 kg (70.5 lb), can carry a maximum payload of 100 kg (220.5 lb), has a top speed of 25 km/h (16 mph) and a maximum range of 35 km (22 miles). One charge of its lithium-ion battery pack takes 3.5 hours, using a standard wall outlet.
Although it was first designed a few years ago, the GiGi has just recently become commercially available in select markets, priced at €3,995 (about US$4,483). You can see it in action, in the following video.
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