Walking is too slow and time-consuming. Most of the time taking the car is cumbersome and useless because you need to find space for parking. The bicycle must always be locked and made safe otherwise can be stolen. Even if you use public transport, you still need a last-mile solution small enough to be carried with you everywhere.
Large cities can’t support cars anymore. There is no space to park; so much time is lost in traffic jams, not to mention the stress and pollution caused by those vehicles. This problem is only getting worse as the population continues to increase.
The only way to solve that problem is to integrate public transportation with personal light electric vehicles. Though urban commuters have a lot of electric-vehicle options – an electric bike, a Segway, or an electric scooter. The problem with all of those is that they’re a bit bulky.
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Introducing the Movpak – a small and portable electric vehicle – embraces the electric-skateboard concept, but then adds a clever backpack component so the whole thing folds up and away for when you need to dash down some subway steps or go inside a building for work. It can carry up to 240 lbs. of weight during transportation.
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The Movpak, which is currently raising money on Indiegogo, is an interesting two-in-one product that some commuters will love: An electrical skateboard that offers a range of up to 10 miles and a speed of 20 mph with wireless remote control and a backpack that stores the board while not in use.
Thus, the Movpak might just be the personal transportation device you’ve been looking for!
How does it work?
Learning to ride a Movpak is actually much easier than all these board sports. First, because it has a motor, with brakes, that prevents the Movpak from sliding when you get on. Second and best, you can press your foot and calf against the rear part of the backpack.
This will give you added support, stability and provide you with more balance. You can use your calf to make turns, just leaning forwards and backward. That’s it!
The backpack is water repellent, and the motor is sealed. You can ride it in light rain, and humid terrains, but never in heavy rain, with water on the pavement.
It is designed with the latest technology and materials, made from the same special aluminum used in the manufacturing of aircraft and satellites. Movpak comes with a USB port so you can charge smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets.
Another cool feature they have recently added is wireless smartphone charging where you just place a compatible phone in a pocket and it will start charging automatically.