UrmO based in Munich, Germany have created a new urban electric vehicle that is lightweight enough to carry with one arm and can be folded for easy storage. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the self balancing scooter which has been created by ex-Tesla and ex-BMW engineers.
The electric scooter is capable of speeds up to 10 mph and offers a 13 mile range with a two hour charging time. Weighing 6.5 kg the UrmO can be collapsed in just two seconds and easily transported. UrmO Has been designed to provide users with an innovative, lightweight electric vehicle which is equipped with a patent pending folding mechanism and can be transformed from a fully functional electric vehicle into a briefcase-sized device almost instantly.
The development team explain more about the ongoing Kickstarter campaign, manufacturing and Kickstarter fulfilment. “Despite our detailed planning, developing and manufacturing a high-tech product is a great challenge, as you can imagine. That is why we have worked unremittingly for the last two and a half years and will continue to work this way. Also, we are partnering with world renowned parts suppliers including tier one automotive OEMs in order to reduce production risks to a minimum. We love our vehicle and we think that everybody should get the chance to ride the UrmO.”
“We have already built several prototypes, to prove the technology and to be able to evaluate parts suppliers. The final product will be assembled by a contract manufacturer under our supervision. The ramp-up of the production for a new product requires a lot of attention to details. Tolerances may need to be adjusted or tools may need a redesign. These changes will become necessary during the planned sampling phase when we receive the first vehicles from serial production. These changes contain the potential to delay the production and delivery in the order of weeks to months. Of course, these are regular challenges of manufacturing a new hardware product. There can be unforeseen issues leading to delays, but we promise to do everything in our power to reduce the impact of such events as much as possible.”
For more information and a list of all available pledges which start from €999 jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page by following the link below. If all goes well shipping to certain countries is expected to take place during October 2019.
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