Urban mobility is currently dominated by stand-up electric scooters, usually rented using smart phone apps.
Many city dwellers were so impressed by the speed and convenience of these scooters that they bought their own which they often park inside their place of work right next to their desk.
If you want to sit down during your commute then there are few options offering the same advantages.
This inspired me to design the Scootcase. Based on a lightweight carbon fibre monocoque frame, the small wheels integrate batteries and a motor, both identical wheels are driven.
The riding position is similar to a small motorbike with a comfortable upright posture providing excellent visibility.
If neccessary, the bike’s size can be reduced by rotating the fork and rear suspension arm so they fit inside the frame. They are interconnected so both rotate together when the steering unit is unlocked and pulled forward.
The foot pegs automatically retract inside the frame, reducing the scootcase’s width.
Small centrally mounted roller wheels make contact with the ground providing stability. The handlebar becomes a towing handle effectively turning the scooter into a suit case that can be transported inside public transport systems.
Returning the Scootcase to riding mode would only take a few seconds, you do this by pulling the steerer and lifting up the rear of the seat, the wheels are rotated until the steering column clicks into the locked position.
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