Luggage that folds out to become a scooter, like the Olaf 4-in-1 backpack, is already a good idea. The Briefcase Electric Scooter from Coolpeds improves on the idea by adding an electric motor to the mix, which should make it less likely you'll miss your flight or be late for work.
Unlike some other scooters which fold down to the size of a suitcase, the Briefcase Electric Scooter is actually a working suitcase made for carrying your clothes. However, when the need arises, it folds out to become a motorized scooter capable of reaching speeds of up to 20 km/h (12 mph) and traveling 10 km (6.2 miles) on a single charge.
The Briefcase Electric Scooter boasts a quiet brushless motor hidden in its rear wheel. This runs on the lithium ion batteries also hidden out of sight, which can be charged for around 20 US cents using the compact charger included. The whole thing is the size of a standard carry-on case accepted by most airlines, and weighs in at 7.9 kg (17.4 lb).
Coolpeds has a patent pending on the design of the Briefcase Electric Scooter, which is priced at US$599 for the standard model. A special model with solar panels fitted to the cover is priced at $699.
Coolpeds suggests this is perfect for kids traveling to school, commuters traveling to work, and holidaymakers heading on vacation. It might be an expensive option, but if it saves you missing even one flight it could potentially be worth the asking price.
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