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ElectricMood is a foldable electric scooter


Scoot on now

If you think scooters are just for kids, take a look at ElectricMood.

It's a natty electric model that folds up like a Brompton so you take it on the bus, train, or pack it in the boot of your car. It weighs just 10kg, and when folded can be dragged around like a wheelie case thanks to the extra set of wheels.

It has some pretty smart innards too. A rechargeable lithium battery powers a 500W engine that's brushless, which means there are no belts or chains. That should make upkeep a doddle.

It's designed for city living, so is limited to a top speed of 16mph. Any faster, and you'd be a hazard to pedestrians. It will go for 12 miles before needing a recharge, which should get you to work.

The deck is wide enough to stand with both feet side by side, so you can face forwards instead of side-on. Its 12-inch pneumatic wheels should be able to handle whatever the city streets throw your way. There's no suspension though, so watch out for potholes.

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Front and rear LED lights make sure you can be seen, and it even has disk brakes and mudguards to keep you safe and clean. A display on the handlebars tells you how much battery power is left too, so you won't be stranded halfway home.

All this comes at a price. It will cost $1,195 (£776) when it goes on sale in September, though you can nab one early for a couple of hundred dollars less.

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