Transportation on two wheels is huge right now, and for good reason. Based on the number of new ideas hitting the market, it’s never been easier to get from point A to point B in a quick and environmentally friendly way. Creators and makers are busy revolutionizing the meaning of portable transportation. The micro scooter is nothing new, but what if we told you that you could fold a scooter compact enough to stow in your backpack!? That’s right, no more hauling around a bulky gizmo to and from work or the bus stop. Savvy business execs and students can easily flit around town with no worries on figuring out how to stuff a scooter into a locker or crowding the subway.
George Mabey, a 22-year old London-based student, created the A4 Foldable Scooter. The lightweight scooter is comparable in size to a regular micro scooter measuring 37 inches in height when fully extended. But here’s the cool part: It folds to a shocking 11.7 inches in length and 8.3 inches in width when collapsed. That small size is where its name came from — it’s basically the equivalent of a letter-sized piece of A4 paper. That’s tiny!
Mabey developed the concept by linking pieces of lightweight aluminum together with a cable. When tightened, the aluminum pieces pull together to support an adult’s weight.
There are no immediate plans to release the A4 scooter on the market, however with all the hype this ride is getting, it could be soon! The award-winning design is predicted to catch a premium price, somewhere in the ballpark of $1,300 or more.
So, what do you think? Does the A4 redefine the meaning of portable transportation and would you use it as a means to get from here to there? Let us know below!