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Boxx Corp Suitcase-Sized Electric Scooter
Oregon-based Boxx Corp. is introducing a new box-shaped two-wheel drive electric scooter, measuring just a meter in length (39 inches). Production is set to begin in 2012 with a starting price of $3,995.
The Boxx scooter measures just 39 inches long, is 8 inches wide and stands 36 inches tall, making it about the size of a suitcase, like Honda’s Motocompo folding scooter or the recently unveiled Motor Compo concept scooter. Visually, the Boxx looks like a large desktop computer tower, and even comes in a choice of ten colors, giving it a bit of Apple’s iPod aesthetics.
Top speed is restricted to 28 to 35 mph, depending on region, to make it legal for riders with a moped license to operate. Boxx Corp claims a range of up to 20 miles in standard mode or 40 miles in “ECO” mode. Boxx Corp. offers an additional power pack priced at $599. Charge time is said to be around 4 hours with a standard charger, and 1 hour with an upgraded charger (another $349).
The Boxx scooter comes standard with ABS, traction control and two wheel drive. Other features include LED lighting, two storage bays, 10 inch wheels and, fittingly for a suitcase bike, front and rear carry handles.
Boxx Corp. says it is donating a portion of its proceeds towards organizations dedicated to preserving natural habitats and ecosystems.
[Source: Boxx Corp]