With our Shopper model we have reduced the weight by an astounding 30%, to just over 26 lbs (12 kg). With the seat and battery removed, it weighs just 15.4 lbs (7 kg).
We made this possible by using smaller wheels 6" (150 mm) x 1.2" (30 mm) and a smaller, 100 watt hub motor. With a top speed of about 2.3 mph (3.7 kmh), it is suitable for crowded environments such as cruise ships, shopping centers, pedestrian zones, fairs, museums and exhibitions. For safety reasons, these types of facilities require top speed to be limited to walking pace. The Shopper is also well-suited for persons who either cant, shouldnt or do not wish to drive faster. Nonetheless, riders can easily keep up with regular pedestrians.