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Stigo Bike: the folding electric scooter

autos Updated: Sep 27, 2013 12:15 IST
Stigo Bike

The-first-200-Stigo-scooters-are-scheduled-for-delivery-in-summer-2014-Photo-AFP

An Estonian company, Stigo, made a name for itself at the "1000 pioneers changing the world" event in Paris, where it presented an ultra-portable, eco-friendly scooter.

In two seconds, the Stigo Bike folds down to dimensions of 45x40cm. With a total weight of 17kg (37.5lbs), the scooter can be carried around relatively easily.

Powered by a 250W electric motor, the scooter has a top speed of 25km/h and a range of 40km per charge. Its frame is made of aluminum and equipped with 12-inch wheels.

The result of several years of research and development, the Stigo Bike is available for pre-order at the price of €2,370 (around $3,200), including a two-year warranty. The first 200 bikes are slated for delivery in the summer of 2014, and Stigo aims to produce a total of 8,000 units by 2015.

Visit the Stigo website: stigobike.com

Watch a video of the Stigo Bike in action on the streets of Paris: youtu.be/VmJ6EO_OGq0