Fold Away Scooters – Another step in making the world a greener place

Christina Crouch - Nov 29, 2007

MIT unveiled what it calls (quite reasonably) a fold away scooter. As the name suggests you can fold this scooter up. It reminds me a little of that commercial where the lady transformers her vehicle into a tiny box she drops in her purse… Well this shows you just how close we are to making that a reality.

The design is yet another step in making the world a “greener” place. MIT’s Smart Cities Group wanted to provide a clean, silent electronic scooter. Obviously this would be great for big cities but a problem lies in storage, that’s where the folding comes in. Like I said before, it folds up into something equivalent to rolling suitcase that can be toted and stored in a small area of your office or what-have-you.

Fold Away Scooter

The group’s vision is that sometime in the near future these scooters will be available for renting throughout cities, at place like train stations, convenience stores, etc… and like the U-Haul vehicles you can just drop them off at the nearest location when you’re done.

These low cost, handy little machines are a great idea. I can’t wait to see them become a reality.

MIT Unveils Foldable, Electrical Motor Scooter [via infoSync World]

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