Roboscooter: More Than Meets The Eye

Want to commute to work without having to find a parking spot? If you need more speed than cycling will allow, consider the Roboscooter. Developed the MIT Smart Cities Group, it’s a full-powered electric scooter that folds up small for parking and storage.

According to Gajitz, the Roboscooter was created as a functional equivalent to the 50cc gas-powered scooter, but without the annoying noise or carbon emissions, and without requiring an (albeit small) parking place. The lithium batteries of the Roboscooter can be removed easily for home charging; the scooter itself can be charged on its rack at home.

image via MIT Smart Cities

image via MIT Smart Cities

In other contrasts to the conventional scooter–which typically contains over a thousand parts–the Roboscooter requires just 150. This makies it easy to produce and assemble (i.e., inexpensive) as well as service and repair.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.