Electric Scooter Kubo: Eco-Friendly ‘Pickup Truck on Two Wheels’

December 12, 2013 Updated: December 12, 2013

San Francisco-based Lit Motors has developed an odd-looking but totally cool 100 percent electric scooter, Kubo, which allows you to carry anything you want, from your iMac to the daily shopping.

It’s a “pickup truck on two wheels,” say the developers.

The why-didn’t-I-think-of-that design has a 22-inch square cargo area, which can be secured using integrated rails, tie-down hooks, and loops. The small lockable under-seat storage compartment lets you store your extra bungee cords, and smaller items. p

Although minimalist in design, the technical features are pretty good for an electric scooter.

The scooter is powered by a 3 kW high-torque rear hub motor, it can go up to 45 mph, and runs 50 miles after charging. The Kubo has an on-board charger that allows you to charge the scooter from any standard outlet.

Kubo is still in the development stage. On its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, it has raised about $46,000 of its $300,000 target with seven days left.

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Moveo Folding Electric Scooter

A similar crowdfunding project, Moveo, started up in June 2013. It was only able to raise $346.90 of its $1,650,000 goal through a the website, Jump Start City

Moveo is an ultra-light, foldable electric scooter developed by Antro Group. 


(Courtesy of Moveo)


Moveo fold-up scooter in folded form. (Courtesy of Moveo)

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