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Thursday, August 13, 2015

World's smallest electric car can be parked in your bag

An engineer from Japan, Kuniako Saito, along with his team, Cocoa Motors, has recently launched the smallest electric car in the world, named 'WalkCar'. One of the advantages of four-wheel vehicles weighing between 2-3 kg is not requiring complex parking lot, just lift and then put into a hand bag or even a backpack.
The 'WalkCar' is small enough to fit in a backpack, and has a top speed of 10 km/h. To steer, the user just shifts their weight. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1IrHiY3)
As quoted by Daily Mail on Monday, August 10, 2015, the operation of the portable vehicle was also quite simple. After pushed the 'on/off' button to activate it, and user climbed up on it, then drive. To control simply by moving the body, similar to a skateboard. So anything to stop it, users simply lowered one foot and stepped on to the ground.
This vehicle is made of strong aluminum material but lightweight. Its power source comes from an electric motor that uses electricity intake source of lithium ion batteries.
The lightweight aluminum board is stronger than it looks, and can take loads of up to 120 kg (265 lbs). (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1IrHiY3)
Its weight is very light and it ranged between 2-3 kg. The weight difference depending on the type based on usage, the indoors type, weighs only two kilograms and the outdoors used three kilograms.

If the vehicle's battery is fully charged can roam up to a distance of 12 km (7.4 miles), and the speed reaches 10 km/h (6.2 mph). Although lightweight and made of aluminum, but able to support the weight up to 120 kg (265 lbs). For battery charging is quite easy, because it can be done in the home electrical installation. The time required to fully charge the battery only three hours.
Saito said that the customers will be able to reserve their own WalkCars from autumn 2015 on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. The futuristic skateboard will have a price-tag of around 100,000 Japanese Yen (approx. $800 USD). Shipping is expected to begin by spring 2016. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILY MAIL]
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