WalkCar: Laptop-Sized EV You Can Carry For $800 – Video

AUG 10 2015 BY STATIK 18


Ever wanted to have a laptop-sized, electric car in your bag for those times you just didn’t want to walk somewhere?

No?  Neither did we, it never even occurred to us – but we do now.

/must have  (look for review and possible skinned knees this Spring)

/must have (look for review and possible skinned knees this Spring)

The WalkCar is the creation of Japanese Cocoa Motors, and the personal transportation device can be bought this Fall (via Kickstarter) with the first units shipping in the Spring.

The pocket EV comes in both an indoor version (2kg/4.4lbs) and a more rugged outdoor version (3kg/6.6lbs) with a range of up to 12 km (7.4 miles) with a top speed of about 10 km/hr (6.2 mph).

As for cost, the unit retails for about 100,000 Yen ($804 USD).  Charging via standard outlet takes ~3 hours.

“WalkCar” is the world smallest electric vehicle, which can be brought in a bag. Just bend your body toward destination you like, you can operate WalkCar at will. As small as laptop PC, the device can be brought readily, and help you move anytime and anywhere. Now we can choose “Walk” or “WalkCar”.

 Cocoa Motors, TheHoopsNews, Hat tip to David S!

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18 Comments on "WalkCar: Laptop-Sized EV You Can Carry For $800 – Video"

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Gsned57

Don’t tell me you weren’t disappointed when he jumped off right before going down the steps. With those tiny wheels I question how good it would work in Pennsylvania where the potholes would swallow vespas.

Will

You should see English footpaths. Nope. Sorry, not viable here.

LusTuCCC

There are a lot of innovations from China, not only copies. Wake up!

Return home after jogging?

Pj

It’s not from China. It’s Japanese.

Blind uy

For those who are able; walking is great exercise. The more you use it, the faster you will reach the weight limit.

Mister G

That’s right LOL

Jonathan

Perfect for lazy Americans, but my guess is that the people who are obese enough to want one, probably are too heavy for it. Also, no mention of range. Can’t be much being that thin.

LusTuCCC

I was thinking the same thing.. range is specified in the article.

Fat people would be better off with this one… Don’t fit in your suitcase though…

Someone out there

I like this one better! It’s a walking accelerator!

Spider-Dan

Reminds me of this:

Spider-Dan

Oops. How do you link a video in this comment system?

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…just drop the source link (such as the HTML addy for youtube) in there and it will get converted auto – but can take up to 15 mins or so
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Spider-Dan

Here’s the link I was thinking of:

Ken

My Zboard electric skateboard was the same price and has a top speed of 20 mph and a range of 18 miles from its lithium battery pack. And ive been riding it for two years. Their new ones are lighter and go even further. Mine has huge wheels on it and it goes over all the shitty pavement here in NJ just fine.

Alan

I saw someone riding *something* like this a week ago (it looked slightly different). It was like a tiny segway that didn’t have a handle. The wheels seemed way too small to handle any roughness in terrain, and he was only moving 1 or 2 miles per hour. Walking appears to be a far superior mode of transportation, except for the supremely lazy. But it could be fun to try out, as a curiosity.

Anon

You mean one of these…

They come under several different names, but are apparently the same electronics with slightly different exteriors and badges / logos.

As for “laziness”– you might have noticed that most people SIT in cars / buses / trucks, etc. That activity tells your body to turn off your metabolism, which tells your body to start to store fat. So, I really don’t want to hear about uninformed personal opinions regarding the wide spectrum of personal Electric Mobility Devices that don’t force you to sit down while in operation…

Alan

Yes, it was something like that.

No, it was utterly lazy. Everyone around the guy was walking – just as fast. That’s not misinformed, that’s observing the obvious.

Pushmi-Pullyu

“‘WalkCar’ is the world smallest electric vehicle…”

I beg to differ! I owned much smaller EVs when I was a kid:

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That’s right, Hot Wheels once offered a set with electrified model cars, powered by rechargable nicad batteries. The model cars were the standard tiny “Hot Wheels” size.

More correctly, the WalkCar is the smallest EV which is capable of carrying a person.

Mister G

The Disney movie WALL-E depicts how humans will look in the future if we continue to be lazy and stop walking.