Sick of hanging around waiting for tubes, sitting in traffic, paying for city-centre parking or any of the long list of well-known commuting-related grumbles? Well, Japanese tech company Cocoa Motors have the answer with their new WalkCar vehicle – whizz to work like you’re in a sci-fi film or riding a particularly futuristic skateboard, then just hop off and put your board in your bag before heading to the office to start your trading day.
Cocoa Motors are billing the WalkCar as “the world’s smallest electric car” and “a car in a bag” – imagine a Segway that fits into your backpack. Roughly the size of a pretty chunky laptop, the WalkCar weighs in at just 6.6 pounds and will fit into most backpacks, briefcases or laptop sleeves.
It’ll get you from A to B at up to 6.2 miles an hour, and because the WalkCar has four wheels (unlike traditional Segways, which have two self-balancing wheels) it’ll be a little easier to balance and you’ll be a little less prone to embarrassing rush-hour mishaps.
Cocoa Motors will start taking pre-orders for the WalkCar in October and expect the vehicle to cost around $800.
If the WalkCar is next on your trader tech wish list, find out more at CocoaMotors.com or see the WalkCar in action in the video below…