As portable and convenient as electric scooters are, there is still room for improvement. That’s where Blizwheel comes in, trying to change the game with its collapsible two-wheeler that can fit in your backpack.
Blizwheel is based in California, and its compact e-scooter plans to take the concept of portability to another level. Touted as the world’s smallest electric scooter, the two-wheeler is not only 70 percent lighter than average scooters, but it also has a compact design that allows you to fold it and store it in your desk drawer while you’re at the office.
With a folded size of just 15.6 x 6.4 x 3.9 in (39.6 x 16.2 x 9.9 cm), the electric scooter comes in a standard version, an Air Special one, and a Pro version. There is also a Lite version available, but it is not electric, so we’re just going to focus on the other three.
The standard scooter weighs just 8.8 lb (3.9 kg), while the Air Special weighs even less than that: 7.8 lb (3.5 kg). The Pro version is the “heaviest” of the three, weighing 11.9 lb (5.4 kg). The maximum load of the scooters is 180 lb (80 kg), except for the Pro version, which comes with a capacity of 200 lb (90 kg).
If you opt for the standard or Air Special Blizwheel, you’re going to get a battery range of 8 miles (13 km) and a top speed of 12 mph (19 kph). The Pro version boosts those numbers at 15 miles (24 km) for the range and 15 mph (24 kph) for the maximum speed.
This seemingly tiny and minimalist e-scooter is smarter than you think in design and features. It can stand on its own without you holding it, and it has a dedicated app that locks its motors. A LED screen dashboard gives you information related to your speed, battery life, mileage, etc.
Right now, the Blizwheel electric scooter is the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. The standard version requires a pledge of at least $300, the Air Special version a pledge of $479, and the Pro version a pledge of $499. For all of them, the estimated delivery date is May 2022.