• Nov 15th 2013 at 7:58AM
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It's a small niche that's home to a wide variety of vehicles, but if it's innovative enough, there just might be room for one more. The M Scooter from Acton is the latest personal electric transporter (PET) to get our attention. Designed to tackle "the last mile" of the commute, local errands, or campus – be it corporate or collegiate, this latest stand up scooter has a few neat tricks up its minimalist sleeve.

Flexibility is key for this type of design and so, besides being relatively light and able to quickly fold into an unobtrusive package, the M features a removable battery for easy swapping or charging. While others have included this sort of functionality in the past, this latest mini-mobility device also gives you the option of sitting down during those longer trips, thanks to the seat which remains stealthily hidden during standing stints.

It's got the sort of performance you'd want from this type of vehicle, with a top speed of 12 miles per hour and a more-than-adequate range of 15 miles. It can re-juice in four hours but there also appears to be a fast charge option that lets you fill it up in as little as two spins of the minute hand.

To get production up and running, the company has turned to Kickstarter. Again. It successfully used the crowdfunding service in the past to raise funds for its first project: SpnKix (there's a new, improved version of those in the works too, by the way). Check out the gallery above for some some hi-res pics and see the M Scooter in action, as well as listen to Acton's sales pitch, by simply scrolling below.



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      bluepongo1
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://hackaday.com/2013/11/14/human-powered-hydrofoil-the-wing-bike/ <& other bike stuff > http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/sports/technology/10-ingenious-bike-hacks
      • 1 Year Ago
      da müsst ihr den E scooter von hugo bike fahren, dann wisst ihr erst was umweltfreundlich cruisen bedeutet, einfach gesagt, GAIL !
      Archonic
      • 1 Year Ago
      There's nothing like scantily clad women to make a lame device even more lame.
      xxricefarmerxx
      • 1 Year Ago
      i dont see why anyone would get this for last mile over a goped.. which is way more compact.. this thing is ugly and bulky ass hell
      RoyEMunson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks completely like a Boxx knockoff... just much less capable. And the Boxx isnt even all that capable to begin with (Though it probably doesnt need to be).
      danfred411
      • 1 Year Ago
      It could be much smaller. Just use the normal 2 wheel toy scooter design with a stick seat. The smaller wheel makes the motor cheaper too because it lends itself to the higher rpm nature of motors where they have the most power. If you have a seat in an open design then you don't need 3 wheels. Just put a bit of suspension in the seat or rear wheel. Maybe slightly bigger wheels than the toys.
        Archonic
        • 1 Year Ago
        @danfred411
        That's dead wrong about electric motor RPM. They have maximum torque at 0 RPM.
          danfred411
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Archonic
          Sigh. Is it easier to spin a small wheel than a large diameter wheel with that torque... Of course I'm not wrong.
      Captain Stu
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sweet! I was wondering when they were going to a make a rascal for the lazy hipster.
      Marcopolo
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can see a limited market for this type of product, depending on it's price and reliability. The idea of it being a 'commuter' vehicle, is a bit far fetched, but it seems more practical than a Sedgeway, and quite a well thought out design. On the other hand, if Acton could supply one of the young ladies with each sale, Ezee would buy the entire production run ! :)
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