Date:29 April 2012
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a self-propelled suitcase (hey, who hasn’t), there’s a company in Portland, USA, that could make it come true. Say hello to the BOXX, a rather curious machine – actually, it’s an electric scooter – that’s said to deliver a top speed of 55 km/h, with a range of 130 km on a single charge.
Among its attractive features: the LightGuard virtual lane proximity system, which uses lasers to depict vehicle lanes, and lightweight hub motors. It costs about R30 000 (plus another four grand for a battery pack upgrade); the company is accepting advance orders for delivery in 2014. Oh, and it accommodates a couple of shopping bags.