Category Archives: scooters

The Lighter eScooter

My sincere apologies. In my last post, I discussed an eScooter that I claimed was the lightest in the market, at 16.5 pounds. A Kickstarter search for scooters turned up one that is only 8.8 lbs.

A new , Chinese firm, by the name of crazy fire tech raised $175K to develop an 8.8 lbs eScooter that fits in your backpack. For their Kickstarter campaign they priced the scooters at $299, a crazy low price given the specs – light weight, battery lasts 5 years, mobile app that monitors routes, power and connects to other fellow scooter riders.

am sorry I missed this Kickstarter campaign. Hope to get my hands on one of these some day soon.  So tell us, would you ride this?

Finding the perfect PUMP

Finding the perfect Personal Urban Mobility Product (PUMP) can be hard, especially if you want to step out of the standard single passenger bike format. Those who don’t like sitting on a bike saddle but want to get around more quickly than by foot, don’t typically have a lot of options to try out different equipment for more enjoyable commutes. We can read about them aplenty on Gizmag but test driving them is often impossible. With this site I hope to make it possible for Boston residents to try out some of these innovative  PTVs that promise happier commutes. Families should be able to test drive a cargo bike and those in the market for an escooter should be able to get their hands on the throttle without having to fork over the grand+ that they cost.

So, if any of the equipment I post about appeals to you, let me know you would be interested in a trial through the poll below. If I get enough yes votes, Happy Commutes will attempt to acquire one for local market trials in exchange for a small fee.

To start us off, one of the items I would like to get my hands on is eMicro’s newest scooter: an electric scooter that weighs only 16.5 pounds. Based on my research, this seems to be the lightest electric scooter to hit the market and the charging time is wicked fast.

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So, tell us, would you try this?