3 Personal Transit Vehicles That Will Change The Way We Commute
Is it a car, is it a bike? No, they're urban mobility solutions to make scooting around town much easier
Solutions for the last mile – that distance between public transportation and the home/office – have always been essential in getting more people to adopt more eco-friendly transit in urban environments. But now, more than ever, a number of startups are creating urban mobility solutions with the features that consumers demand. Here are three new personal transit vehicles being unveiled by manufacturers at CES 2015 that will be available later this year.
This electric scooter was created after thorough market research with millennials and urban commuters. GenZe discovered the pain points for this market (parking, gas prices, ability to carry belongings) and designed an eco-friendly vehicle to meet these needs. Key specs include a 7-inch touch screen display and a removable, rechargeable battery that can be charged at any 110v outlet. The vehicle speed tops out at 30 mph and can travel 30 miles on a full charge. While license requirements may vary by state, most will not require a full motorcycle license for operation. The GeZe will be built domestically in Ann Arbor, Michigan and launch in March 2015 in California and Oregon.