Crowdfunding Smash: The Yves-Béhar-Designed Unagi Model Eleven Scooter

Electric scooter manufacturer Unagi has had a hit on their hands with their Model One, which they claim has sold “tens of thousands around the world.” They’ve tapped Yves Béhar to design their follow-up Model Eleven (I guess Two through Ten were development models?) and have put it up for crowdfunding on IndieGogo:

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The Model Eleven is loaded with tech, featuring swappable batteries, two motors, GPS tracking and a collision warning system. A suspension system, puncture-proof tires and a handlebar screen that offers turn-by-turn directions are meant to make the UX smooth. It comes in at a relatively lightweight 32 pounds, thanks to carbon fiber, making it manageable to tote around. I was a bit horrified to see they’ve added a speaker so that riders can play music as they travel, forcing those around them to learn of their tastes, but I no longer live in a city so that’s y’alls’ problem.

The Model Eleven is relatively expensive, with the early-bird price at $1,540 (it’s expected to retail for $2,540). Despite that it’s been a smash hit, with $322,205 in pledges at press time on a $20,000 goal, and there’s still 30 days left to pledge.

The company says they’ll start shipping in June of 2022.

Source: core77

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