MIT working on low cost electric compact scooter and it will do your laundry too

The Smart Cities group at the MIT Media Lab is working on two low-cost electric vehicles that it hopes will revolutionize mass transit and help alleviate pollution. Next week, the group will unveil a prototype of its fold able electric scooter at the EICMA Motorcycle Show, in Milan. A prototype for the team’s fold able electric car, called the City Car, is slated to follow next year.

The MIT group sees the vehicles as the linchpin in a strategy that aims to mitigate pollution with electric power, expand limited public space by folding and stacking vehicles like shopping carts, and alleviate congestion by letting people rent and return the vehicles to racks located near transportation hubs, such as train stations, airports, and bus depots.

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7 Responses to “MIT working on low cost electric compact scooter and it will do your laundry too”


  1. 1 ChrisArchitect November 29, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    these will be huge in heavy scooter-use locations like europe and asia ……

  2. 2 Tumntrurn May 20, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Fantastic page.. hope to visit soon.


  1. 1 Ipod Express » Blog Archive » MIT Designs Electro-Scooter That Folds Up into Tiny, Wheeled Package [Rent-a-Scooter] Trackback on November 28, 2007 at 5:24 pm
  2. 2 Gizmodo, the gadget guide » Blog Archive » MIT Designs Electro-Scooter That Folds Up into Tiny, Wheeled Package [Rent-a-Scooter] Trackback on November 28, 2007 at 5:52 pm
  3. 3 Gizmodo Technology » MIT Designs Electro-Scooter That Folds Up into Tiny, Wheeled Package [Rent-a-Scooter] Trackback on November 28, 2007 at 6:16 pm
  4. 4 MIT Designs Electro-Scooter That Folds Up into Tiny, Wheeled Package « Softs-Hacks & Others Trackback on November 29, 2007 at 6:52 am
  5. 5 Les scooters pliables du MIT - Gizmodo - Tant d'amour pour ces fabuleux nouveaux gadgets, c'est surnaturel. Trackback on July 24, 2008 at 5:24 pm

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