Kristine Lofgren

The World's Smallest Electric Vehicle Folds Up Smaller Than Carry-On Luggage

by , 06/16/14

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Riding a bike to work has its limitations. The charm fades after a few days of arriving to work covered in sweat and then manhandling your bike into a spot where it will hopefully still be at the end of the day. Now imagine driving an electric vehicle to work, arriving sweat-free, and folding your vehicle up smaller than a piece of carry-on luggage to roll it into the office. Meet Trikelet, the world’s smallest electric vehicle.


Trikelet is a three-wheeled electric scooter that can cruise along at speeds up to 12 mph and then folds up into a compact shape that creates a handy carrying case complete with wheels and handle. The design is so ingenious that the wheels fold inside so that dirt or mud from doesn’t drip onto clean floors. There’s even luggage space on the scooter so that you can carry your bag while driving.

Related: Hubless Sada Bike Can Be Folded to the Size of an Umbrella

Obviously you wouldn’t want to ride the Trikelet for your 20 mile suburban commute, particularly since the scooter can only go about 9 miles on a single charge. But if you need something that can zip you from bus stop or subway to your office without breaking a sweat that you can carry with you to your desk, this may be your dream form of transportation.

+ Trikelet

Via Gizmodo

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  1. Brian Wilmer June 30, 2014 at 3:07 am

    This is not a sustainable way to get around. It’s basically a cheap segway that is compact. How is that better than riding a bike, which is healthier. Even just walking makes more sense than this.

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