'WalkCar'—A Portable 'Electric Car' So Small You Can Carry It Around In Your Backpack

Getting fed up with wasting time finding a parking space whenever you drive in the city (lets not mention the hourly fees), well Japanese engineer Kuniako Saito and his colleagues at Cocoa Motors have got your back and created a vehicle that's no bigger than your average laptop.

He's calling it a 'car in a bag' although it isn't really a car, more like a baking pan with wheels.

Called the WalkCar it's made from aluminum and comes in two different weights. The indoor version which is 4.4 pounds and the outdoor one which weighs 6.6 pounds. It's powered by a lithium battery and although it might look like it would snap in two the moment you stepped on it, it can take loads of up to 265 pounds.

It travels up to 6.2 mph and can go about 7.4 miles on a three hour battery charge.

To use it you simply stand on it and it starts straight away, to stop it you just step off. Shifting your weight left of right will make it change direction.

Saito told Reuters, "I thought, 'What if we could just carry our transportation in our bags, wouldn't that mean we'd always have our transportation with us to ride on?' and my friend asked me to make one, since I was doing my masters in engineering specifically on electric car motor control systems."

Reuters report that you'll be able to pre-order the WalkCar from October this year for the price of $800.


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