This novel, max 25 km/h electric scooter weighs only 17 kg and its footprint is mere 45×40 cm when folded.
The Stigo is priced at €2,370 (about US$3,200), and is claimed to be street legal in its target market, where it’s classed as a limited performance scooter. Its developers plan to ship the first 200 to Europe by Q2 – Q3 of 2014, hoping to increase production to 8,000 units by 2015.
This would be great is the cost was about 4 to 8 times less. There are some options below that are in the $700-1000 range and nearly as compact.
Yikebikes are lighter (11-13kg) and are price about $2000-3000. They have similar speed to the Stigo but has less range (although up to 30km range with extra battery packs.
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