Published on May 13th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart0
Weebot Aero Electric Scooters, Hoverboards, Unicycles — More Last-Mile Solutions
May 13th, 2017 by Nicolas Zart
Here is another contender for “best last electric mile solution.” The Weebot Aero electric scooter is looking to challenge our friends at URB-E.
The Fun Last Mile Weebot Aero E-Scooter Alternative
Although the URB-E is one fun little commuter that oozes quality, a French electric mobility company is trying to challenge our friends in Pasadena, California, with its version of the last-mile electric scooter.
What’s so special about the Weebot Aero electric scooter?
For one thing, the Weebot Aero has an impressive range of 44 miles (70 km) instead of 20 for the URB-E. It has a similar top speed of ~15 mph (25 km/h) for the base model (URB-E’s base model = 14 mph).
For Weebot’s new scooter, the company turned to crowdsourcing … which means you can get in on the fun for pennies on the dollar. Using Indiegogo, the Aero is offered at $849 for the 250W version (compared to $2,049 for the “regular price”), and $949 gets you the 500W version (compared to $2,199 for the “regular price”).
What is also intriguing about the Weebot Aero e-scooter is that it looks awfully similar to the URB-E, one would argue to the point of flattery.
Weebot Hoverboard, Unicycle, & E-Bikes
Weebot seems to offer other interesting (if not similar) electric mobility devices, including electric bicycles (e-bikes), electric scooters, and more “modern” options.
Weebot sells the inescapable Hoverboard, much like the ones we see everywhere these days — parallel electric two-wheel boards that look flat out unstable.
Another one that caught my attention is an electric unicycle called the MonoRoue Lhotz, virtually, unicycle in French. If you’ve never tried one of those things, it takes a little while to master but is a lot of fun to operate.
The other intriguing design is the unicycle Rover, this RhynoMotors electric unicycle.
They also carry electric razors as well as electric skateboards.
The Weebot Aero & Weebikes
If you haven’t found anything to your liking there so far, and like me are into the weirder and stranger stuff, this next item might be fun to inspect a little closer. The Weebot Electric Folding Wind is unusual, to say the least. No need to explain that it folds, and its intriguing design seems well founded and practical. Just don’t go jumping off anything too steep.
Top speed is 20 km/h (15 mph), the range is 12–15 km (7–11 miles). The batteries are rated at 48V, 2.9 AH, 240 W, and 10 kg (~20 lbs). The price is €799 (~$873).
Weebot offers more traditional e-bikes, sporting Bosch electric motors and batteries as well, including a seriously URB-E look-alike, Weebot Alpha e-scooter.
A little faster than the electric folding Wind, the Weebot Alpha hits a top speed of 25 km/h, about 15.5 MPH for a range of 28 miles, it uses a 240W Brushless German made electric motor hooked up to an LG Li-ion battery pack rated at 36V, 8,8 A. It weighs 18Kg, almost 40 lb and costs €1,250, $1,365.
Weebot Aero Electric Scooter & Last-Mile Solutions
There are a few intriguing last-mile e-mobility solutions vying for your attention and wallets these days. The Weebot Aero electric scooter offers yet another choice, but it’s something that looks very similar to the URB-E — in a somewhat more affordable way.
Until we have electric monocycle or monowheel solutions, by the way, you can feast your eyes on this Pinterest collection, which has almost everything you should know about those devices.
Almost? Yes, because the eRinGo was an odd contraption that looked like it made a lot of sense years ago. The eRinGo was a rotund EV that would go from one wheel to three depending on the degree of the run you made and speed. It was supposed to be a two-seater with two small side wheels to stabilize it when parking or idling. Oh eRinGo, where are you now?