Competition in the electric scooter market is heating up, with Kickstarter becoming a proving ground for this evolving product category. GoTube has raised over $110,000 with what it claims to be “the world’s most portable electric scooter.” Thanks to its unique foldable design and sleek finishes, it’s flown past its original goal. So what makes GoTube different from the competition? It collapses into a cylinder and can be transported just like a backpack. In fact, it looks like you’re ready to go to yoga class. There is a built-in display on the handlebar that relays speed and range alongside push-button speed control. Of course, like any good 2017 release, it has a USB port for charging your smartphone.

Diving into the specs reveals a 4Ah 36V electric battery that powers a 120W motor. The trade-off for its slim design is around eight miles range with a maximum speed of 10MPH. The carbon fiber body weighs in at just under 13-pounds, which gives this eScooter a lot of potential for college campuses and the like. Currently an early bird pledge of $299 will deliver a GoTube Scooter and backpack system in March of 2017.

GoTube has power to handle inclines up to 10 degrees to easily conquer incline. Both the front and rear wheels have shock absorption for a smooth ride. GoTube folds up and has a carrying case with strap for the ultimate in portability. The tachometer readout and push-button speed control are simple and intuitive. GoTube has a USB port to easily charge phones and mobile devices anytime. Our team has many years of experience developing electronics and hardware. We are aware of the risks involved and along with our manufacturing and distribution partners, have taken the necessary precautions to minimize any obstacles or challenges that may arise. Our prototype is done and perfected and we are ready to begin production. We promise to keep our backers informed and updated as to the progress of the project and if any problems arise we will have full transparency and communication as we provide a solution.

Source: Kickstarter