As much as you love the concept of electric cars, you’re still not quite convinced you could tackle the city’s chaotic traffic on four wheels? Maybe an electric scooter is more suited to your tastes. One startup has just unveiled what they claim to be the “world’s thinnest and lightest” one, perfect to ride or carry around town #automagic
Citybirds is developing the most minimalistic electric scooter we’ve seen, Eagle. Its design is very modern, with clean lines, and if we’re to believe the developers, it should weigh next to nothing. No dimensions or weight was given though, so we’ll remain reserved in that aspect.
What we do know is that Eagle has a range per charge of 15 km (9.3 miles) and speeds up to 25 km/h (15.5 mph) on its 36V electric hub motor. Citybirds claim you can get twice that range on an extra battery for which there’s a slot in the handlebar column.
That said, Eagle can power up via induction charging plate as well as from a wireless unit. The display works as a second smartphone screen, showing notifications or a clock face, if you want to escape the social media noise. More importantly, though, it will give you relevant data of the vehicle’s performance as well as directions.
Those are just words on paper, though, until you can test it and the startup says they won’t release it until 2019. Then, the production model will be made from carbon fiber.