URB-E Scooter To Ride The Last Mile

urb-e-scooter1urb-e-scooter2Many new companies are developing products to satisfy the growing consumer market of e-urban transportation. In this case, the concept being this product (scooter?) is to resolve the problem associated with using public transportation because it never get you to your final destination after getting off the train or bus.  It’s a scenario referred to as the “last mile”. Hence the URB-E, a very light e-machine the size of a carry-on luggage that you can fold and transport with you during public transportation, then unfold to ride to your final destination.

Currently, the URB-E weighs in at a lean 27 lbs (13 kg) with the battery installed. The battery and electric motor is more than half the weight. Top speed is up to 15 mph (24 km/h), the maximum allowable speed for electric personal assistive mobility devices in most jurisdictions. It has a range of approximately 20 miles (32 km) on a single charge, depending on use. It is powered by a 36V, 10.5Ah lithium-ion battery and a brushless front hub electric motor rated at 250 watts. It uses a charger that plugs into any standard 110-240 volt wall outlet and fully recharges in approximately 3 hours. The battery can be charged for more than 5000 cycles. Spare batteries and chargers will be available for purchase. The MSRP of the URB-E will be around $1,999. URB-E Scooter.

3 Responses to “URB-E Scooter To Ride The Last Mile”

  1. 1 Joe Feb 12th, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Maybe the most practical/intelligent urban e-vehicle to this date.

  2. 2 highrpm Feb 12th, 2014 at 10:11 am

    another product to make money from the obesity market.

  3. 3 Iron Horse Feb 14th, 2014 at 6:31 am

    15mph on those little wheels? No thanks…I’ll walk!

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