Meet Kubo – The Electric 2-Wheel Delivery “Truck”


The recently announced Kubo by Lit Motors fills a niche for persons carrying/delivering good and city-type travel needs without ever needing a drop of gas.

LitMotors Kubo

LitMotors Kubo

As you can see in the pictures and in the video below, there are multiple ways for Kubo to carry several different desired items.

Lit Motors identified an issue with traveling and carrying various items and found a way to do it efficiently and at low-cost.

The release of the Kubo is aimed for late 2014 and has a projected cost/price tag of approximately $6,000.

Here are the current specs we know, per Lit Motors:

-45 mph top speed, up to 50 miles per charge

-3 kW high-torque rear hub motor with regen braking, front disc brake

-On-board charger: charge in a few hours from any standard outlet

-22″ square cargo area with rails, hooks, and loops to secure anything you want to carry

-300 lbs capacity, cargo + rider

-Adjustable height seat to accommodate riders from 5’0″ to 6’5″

-Small lockable stow compartment and under-seat storage, perfect for extra bungee cords, phone, etc.

-Integrated digital speedometer, odometer, and voltmeter (battery indicator)

-LED headlight and tail light

-Designed and manufactured in San Francisco, California

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Still waiting to see their self balancing prototype, make high speed turns…

My July update from them: “As mentioned last month [June], the mechanical build of our new prototype is done! We’ve been installing and debugging the completely custom embedded electronics systems our engineers created as we get the prototype up and running. Our new gyro system is proving so powerful that we had to rebalance the flywheels to higher tolerances, as well as upgrade to more powerful gimbal motors. We will continue to update you with our progress!”

Not “recently announced” … this was at 2013 San Francisco Auto Show. Their original goal was to start production in April 2014.

I hope this is successful, but it may be that the price is too high.

Yeah when you compare this at $6000 to the Elio at @ $7000….

Last year, the price on this was more like $5000, which is still high. I know it’s electric, but sheesh.

Shows no license plate in the video. Does this vehicle require DMV registration?

I am trying to imagine seeing that type of delivery truck on our local roads. I wonder if it would survive some of the hostile traffic.