2019’s sure been a year. For South Africa, that means extreme highs and depressing lows, but one things for sure, the country didn’t stop…
Okay, we’ll admit that when you clicked on this headline, you probably weren’t expecting something that looks like the Razr scooters that were so popular among children and startup CEOs in the early 2000s. Thing is, while the ElectricMood may be visually similar to the scooters of a decade ago, it’s about as technologically far away from them as your smartphone is from the brick of a cellphone you were most likely lugging about at the same time.
For one, you don’t have to kick off with your feet to keep the ElectricMood going. The scooter, which is currently available for pre-order on Indiegogo, is instead powered by a 500W electric motor integrated into the back wheel.
According to ElectricMood, this lightens the vehicleâ€™s propulsion system significantly, which in turn helps make it more portable. It also claims that the scooter’s 8 cell (33.6V) lithium battery has a range of around 12 miles (19kms).
Given that people using the ElectricMood will be covering those miles on 12-inch wheels, it’s probably not a bad a thing that the ElectricMood has been limited to a tip speed of around 25km/h.
The scooter also comes with a digital display that indicates the range, the speed and the number of kilometers driven. Other features include mudguards, adjustable handlebars and white LED front lights and red LED tail lights. \
Depending on how far you live from work and how good you are at swerving around pedestrians, the ElectricMood could make your morning commute a heck of a lot easier. On the other hand, if you’re a bit of speed demon, it could make things a lot more dangerous too.