Logos Technologies has received a small business innovation grant to develop a hybrid electric motorcycle for the U.S. military. The grant was provided by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. Department of Defence‘s agency in charge of developing new technologies for military use. Fairfax, Virginia-based Logos is teaming up with San Francisco-based […]
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]