BOXX is an electric all wheel drive commuting vehicle. Modular components make technology upgrades and customization fun and easy.
BOXX is a two-wheeled electric transportation device. It is used similarly to a moped or bicycle and is just as easy to ride. BOXX has been engineered to have a very low center of gravity, making it the most stable two-wheeled vehicle available. Some riders have said that it feels safer and easier to ride than a bike!
BOXX is the first ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) two-wheeled vehicle. This feat was thought impossible by many industry folk and is now patented by BOXX. AWD provides excellent rider safety and gives BOXX amazing control in terrain off limits to most two-wheeled vehicles.
In addition to AWD, BOXX is capable of traction control and ABS braking due to its dual electric motors contained inside the vehicle’s wheels. These BOXX custom designed and engineered motors run together resulting in unparalleled rider safety and unprecedented performance for this class of vehicle.
Even with all these features, BOXX is still the most efficient two wheeled electric vehicle available. Because of its advanced design engineering, BOXX uses 3 times LESS energy than the industry average of electric two wheeled vehicles.
BOXX is a whole new next generation vehicle format for the everyday commuter. It's a solution. And it is a global product, addressing the need for compact personal transportation for all markets around the world.
BOXX can truly deliver a great user experience that is both practical and on the cutting edge.
The Industry is watching
"If Steve Jobs designed an electric moped, it might have had the look and sensibilities of a BOXX." Steve Law The Portland Tribune
"BOXX is the work of a Portland designer / engineer and maybe one of the smartest vehicles ever." Thrillist
"A decent inner-city alternative to a moped." Visordown
"BOXX Corp: The only Name In Awesome 1 Meter Vehicles." Vonpixel
"BOX-Shaped Electric Bike Redefines the Scooter." Masable tech.
"The BOXX Corp. electric bike is an extraordinary innovation." spicytec.com
"This is an actual working electric bicycle with decent specs! " ohgizmo
"BOXX on wheels makes for an unique, eco friendly ride." CNET
"BOXX electric bicycle sets futuristic precedent." ubergizmo
"The BOXX electric vehicle seems like the perfect solution." PC World
BOXX #48 T3 Magazine Top 100 Products of 2012.
BOXX Top 6 Scooters of 2012 Popular Mechanics.
Out with the old...
The industry for two-wheeled scooters is old, outdated, and has been largely neglected for the past forty years without any major innovation. Yet, it is one of the largest product industries on the planet. It seems companies are just clinging to the old ways for the quick buck. This pushes innovators away, and limits customers’ options for products that they need. It's time to break that market and instill leadership. Clean technology and efficient living products can be made available today. Choices can be offered.
The only way to truly bring in some new next generation innovation is to start and build from the ground up. We can no longer just follow the rules of how it was done before. The only rule for us is that it has NOT been done before. People are moving more quickly these days. It’s time that products were smarter, quicker, and designed to make our busy lives easier (and maybe a little more fun).
In with the new...
You want to live cleaner and live better. But you also want a product that you use and enjoy. BOXX is an expertly designed product that is simple, efficient, user friendly, and fun to drive while also being technologically groundbreaking. Use it, love it, AND feel good about it. This is BOXX: simple on the outside, advanced on the inside.
On the outside
BOXX was designed to be the ultimate compact transportation device for people everywhere. Since it is electric, it contains no on-board fluids and can therefore be stored in your apartment or home just as easily as it can be stored outside. There is no grease or oil, no chains or gears, and nothing to drip or leak onto your carpet. This makes BOXX the best solution for highly populated areas.
And while it is small enough to store indoors, it is large enough to ride on the road and be seen. It is one beautiful all aluminum package. (And keeping with our mission to be the transportation of tomorrow, the aluminum is recycled and plastics are at a minimum.) The exterior is sleek yet easy to see, making riders highly visible and safe while making it seem larger than the 1 meter it actually measures. Rider comfort is also paramount. The seat of a BOXX occupies half the length of the vehicle, providing the largest seat size of just about any bike or scooter. BOXX comfortably and easily accommodates a 5’ to 6’5” person from 90 to 300lbs.
In line with its simple sleekness, you will not see cables on the handle bars or gears near your feet where your clothing can get caught and compromise your safety. Your cargo will also be safely stored away in secure storage bays behind the headlight and under the seat. In addition, BOXX is equipped with two battery power bays. Should you need additional storage, you can opt to run with just one battery and utilize the second bay for storage.
See us at the Paris Auto Show 2012!
On the inside
We designed BOXX to be simply a better scooter. It has everything you have come to love in a standard vehicle: fast response, assistive technologies like AWD traction control and ABS braking, and optional heated seats. It is simple, easy to use, and drives laser-precise while being just the right size and weight. To accomplish this, the full spectrum is undertaken in the BOXX product line, from mechanical to electrical engineering, hardware to software. We do it all. We make our own control boards. Our very first control board was strung together by hand on a breadboard with $28.00 worth of parts from Radio Shack – just like the good old days of innovation!
DRIVE, our patented motor assembly design, delivers industry unmatched performance and efficiency. At a mere 10.2 pounds, our motors deliver the equivalent power output of industry standard motors that weight in at 25lbs - 35lbs. And we do it much more elegantly and with better efficiency and higher RPM capabilities. The lightweight format of BOXX would not be possible without our motors. Designed with a weld-free one piece design, our HUB motors are truly one of a kind.
BOXX is controlled by a groundbreaking new technology, BOXX CUBE. CUBE is a modular, user-friendly control unit that contains everything you need to operate BOXX. Our own OS makes CUBE user friendly and easy to use. Should any maintenance or upgrade ever be needed, the user can remove CUBE by hand (no special tools or skills required) and take it by hand for service or exchange. Vehicle maintenance just became as easy as servicing a laptop.
CUBE is also designed to control ANY electric vehicle that meets a couple terminal standards. Because of this, BOXX could radically change electric vehicle development across the industry. We would no longer need the painful and expensive R&D of heavy electrical control systems. CUBE is our contribution to the electric vehicle industry. By providing CUBE’s much needed technology standard, literally everyone could be powered by BOXX!
BOXX is engineered to cater to its rider. The adaptive occupant system determines the position of the rider on the vehicle, the weight distribution of the cargo, and the riding surface. It will adapt its acceleration, deceleration, and braking to accommodate these factors. This ensures both wheels stay firmly connected with the ground and keeps riders safe.
BOXX Lightguard illuminates the ground around BOXX with laser lines to warn pedestrians and other vehicles of your needed space. Because Lightguard is laser lit, it is impervious to sunlight.
§ 1 Meter all aluminum unibody construction
§ BOXX Corp. HUB 1.0 ® dual electric brushless DC Motors
§ BOXX Corp. CUBE 1.0 ® 48V modular power and control system
§ BOXX Corp. DRIVE ® AWD with traction control and abs braking
§ BOXX Corp. LIGHTGUARD ® virtual lane vehicle depiction system
§ BOXX Corp. CORE ® 1024 and 2048 Lipo4 modular power system
§ BOXX Corp. Ui 1.0 ® Touch Operating System
§ 90 - 300lbs payload capacity
§ 5ft - 6.5ft user (recommended)
§ Cargo bays, front and rear. Secure storage. (Two small grocery bags)
§ Two Power CORE ® bays. Bays can be used for additional storage.
§ Standard 110 or 240V household charging. 1 - 4 hour charge options.
§ Modular Components: Removable/Upgradable batteries, chargers, electronics, motors, software.
§ Fluid-free vehicle. Stores safely and conveniently indoors or out.
§ All LED Lighting
40 miles per charge with one CORE
80 miles per charge with CORE2 pack
35mph top speed ( video shows BOXX testing at 41mph )
4 hours to charge with standard 110 wall outlet
1 hour upgrade charging
Batteries may be removed and charged outside of BOXX vehicle.
Put BOXX ® on the Road
We are producing 250 BOXX ® units in our first release. This Kickstarter program is to manufacture the volume of components required by our major manufacturers to initiate the production run. You are putting BOXX ® on the streets.
Our mission here is two-fold. This Kickstarter project additionally allows us the opportunity to put BOXX on the road without selling off a large part of our company stake. We desire our company and our brand products to remain motivated by making quality, innovative, boundary breaking, user-friendly, technologically advanced and just plain cool products. So we appreciate the noise you make here.
We've come a long way already. Our manufactured prototypes are up and running. Our supply chain is ready to go. Now, we just need to build them!
Manufacturing a vehicle is an expensive undertaking. But we’ve been innovative with our limited funding as well. Considering everything we have done to date on the creation of our company and on the BOXX product line, the project has totaled just $300K in three years. Producing our first units is well within our reach. How do we do it? We are a lean, efficient, and highly skilled working machine, motivated by the groundbreaking technology we are creating!
Here are the next steps:
§ Complete our prototype to production-ready models and complete our regulatory approvals.
§ Place our first production orders with our supply chain manufacturers.
If you’re international, we want your voice too. BOXX is a global product brand; we will get you a BOXX. We still have a lot to figure out in regards to rights and countries, but it can be done. Look what we've accomplished already!
Show the world, through your numbers, that you're out there.
Show them you're ready to level the playing field. Enlist others. The more we raise, the more we can do.
From the Archives
BOXX will go 40 to 60 miles on a single charge with one CORE battery.
BOXX will go 80 to 120 miles on a single charge with CORE 2 battery pack.
BOXX requires 4 hr to charge from a standard 110 wall outlet.
Or you can upgrade ( at any time ) to a 1hr charger.
BOXX is designed to be used as a moped. It therefore limited to 35mph.
BOXX is engineered capable of 45mph plus. Shown here running at 41mph.
You can use BOXX with just a drivers license. Anyone can ride a BOXX.
Although some countries may require a motorbike endorsement.
The typical lifespan for the standard CORE battery pack for BOXX is good for 5,000 miles. In many cases it could last well for 10,000 miles.
BOXX battery packs are removable by hand with no tools so you can upgrade to newer batteries at any time. You can replace them for 695.00 each.
BOXX weighs 120lbs unloaded. 145lbs with one CORE battery. 175lbs with the CORE 2 battery pack.
While BOXX is secure to park, you can additionally lock it up with any standard bike lock.
Yes, you can store BOXX indoors and outdoors. It is fluid less vehicle so is clean to store in your home.
pledged of $750,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on September 24, 2012.
Sep 7, 2012 - Oct 7, 2012 (30 days)
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Be part of the BOXX story. Your name on our company founding member plaque illustrated on our website. Every little bit gets us one step closer. The more we raise, the more we can accomplish. As a member, you will get updates as we progress through manufacturing.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A serialized BOXX Badge FOUNDER EMBLEM and your name inscribed on our company founding member plaque forever emblazoning your founding participation. As a member, you will receive updates as we progress through manufacturing. (We have to ask you to add $15 for shipping outside the U.S.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Try it out. Rent a BOXX for an hour, half a day, a full day, a weekened or a week. Take it for a ride yourself througout the beautiful city of Portland. Multiple colors available. 1hr @ 60 , Half Day @ 100 , Full Day @ $200 , 2 Days @ $180/Day --- $360 , 3 Days @ $165/Day --- $495 , 4 Days @ $150/Day --- $600 , 5 Days @ $140/Day --- $700 , 6 Days @ $130/Day --- $780 , 7 Days @ $120/Day --- $840Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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BOXX American Rag fitted T-shirt with BOXX Corp. Logo ( front ) and BOXX badge ( back ). Please add 20.00 for international shipping. (Large)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A serialized BOXX Badge FOUNDER EMBLEM inscribed with YOUR NAME and an inscribed listing on our company founding members plaque forever emblazoning your founding participation. As a member, you will receive updates as we progress through manufacturing. (We have to ask you to add $15 for shipping outside the U.S.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Two custom fitted BOXX reusable grocery bags - one green and one blue. Bags are made out of post recycled materials and come labeled with the BOXX Badge and with BOXX Corp trademarks: "Live Green" and "Breathe Blue". Additionally, they may be used in the front or rear cargo bays of a BOXX. (We have to ask you to add $30.00 for shipping outside the U.S.) You will also receive an inscribed listing on our company founding members plaque forever emblazoning your founding participation. As a member, you will receive updates as we progress through manufacturing.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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BOXX The 1 Meter Vehicle OFFICIAL SIGNED POSTER SET by BOXX Corp. Get some exclusive artistic prints of BOXX and the company behind it. A nice bundle of large and small. (We have to ask you to add $30.00 for shipping outside the U.S.) You will also receive an inscribed listing on our company founding members plaque forever emblazoning your founding participation. As a member, you will receive updates as we progress through manufacturing.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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BOXX Kickstarter Special: A standard issue BOXX configured with CORE 1. Save $100.00 off list price by purchasing this reward here on Kickstarter. Color will be selected by you at the time of manufacture. (For a Designer's Series Edition or to pack your BOXX with options and make your desired color selection now, please configure and place your order from our website.) We have to ask you to add $495.00 for shipping inside the U.S. or $795.00 for shipping outside the U.S. Limited time offer only available on Kickstarter.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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BOXX MACHINE Exclusive Edition: The Elite Collector's Model. A limited release of these MACHINE Editions will be produced. These will have machined metal finish on standard BOXX black trim inserts. Additionally, BOXX MACHINE Edition comes fully loaded and is coupled with an exclusive HUB 2.X1 ungoverned power system for up to twice the power that is not available on a standard model BOXX. This is the MACHINE to be reckoned with. Each hand finished MACHINE Edition receives a unique series edition serial number and is designer signature inscribed. Includes a FOUNDER EMBLEM inscribed with your name. (We have to ask you to add $295 for shipping outside the U.S.) Only available here on Kickstarter.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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The Angel VIP Founders Package: The entire first production run of BOXX's will have YOUR FOUNDING NAME ENGRAVED INTO IT (and of course you'll get one).Estimated delivery: Aug 2013