Electric Transporter Takes On Segway

Move over, Segway, here comes the Electric Personal Transporter.  Offering “effortless, smooth 12-14 mph transport” over the pavement of your choice, this four-wheeled “vehicle” appears to offer the benefits of an electric bike (at a similar price point) for those more inclined to stand than sit.

The Personal Transporter is powered by two 500-watt electric motors housed within the hub of each 16″ drive wheel. These motors provide forward and reverse motion, while balance and steering are handled by two trailing 3 1/2″ wheels. Adjust your speed at the handlebars; a hand-brake enables “confident stops.” The steel-reinforced deck of the Personal Transporter is covered by a rubber pad that ensures reliable footing, and it comes with a removable handled basket for easy toting. It includes a headlight and horn.

Personal Transporter

image via Hammacher Schlemmer

The Personal Transporter folds up to less than 18″ high for convenience in storage, and will power a rider weighing up to 350 pounds for up to 20 miles on a single, one-hour charge. Available in Red, Blue, or Silver for $1,895.00.

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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.

1 Comment

  • Reply August 17, 2010


    I am delighted to find this site – I am a senior citizen with an invention that is prime for these times – I have never invented anything but this idea has been in my mind for over 30 years and now is the time – I need to find honest people who will help me to produce and manufacture this product – yes , it is a form of electric, personal transportation – I am praying to find the right people as I am inexperienced along these lines – Thank You !

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