Movpak - The World's First Backpack Electric Vehicle
Movpak - The World's First Backpack Electric Vehicle
Carry your things inside of it, unfold it in one movement and ride it at a speed up to 15 mph with a wireless remote.
Carry your things inside of it, unfold it in one movement and ride it at a speed up to 15 mph with a wireless remote. Read more
About this project
THE LAST MILE PROBLEM
Research indicates that the most effective way to carry the largest number of people using the smallest urban space is through mass transportation. However, no city is perfect, and thus we encounter the last mile problem. It’s not about being lazy - a 10 or 15 minute walk from your home to the public transportation everyday, followed by getting to your final destination from the public transportation can be draining. And if you’re in a rush? Well, not everybody’s a born sprinter.
THE LAST MILE SOLUTION
Personal electric vehicles are a great idea - but until now, none have provided a convenient, eco friendly, portable, and easy to fold solution that we've been looking for.
With that in mind we developed and patented a backpack that would not only carry everything you’ll need inside, but also doubles as an electric vehicle capable of speeds up to 15 mph, with a range of 9 miles per charge. No fumes, no wires, no damage to the environment.
HOW IT WORKS
First and foremost, it really is just a normal backpack. This too has zippers and pockets to carry whatever it is you need for your trip and you can wear on your back.
But that's where the similarities end. Inside the backpack you'll find your portable vehicle. Simply pull a dedicated handle and the board effortlessly slides out. You have full control at your finger tips of the speed and braking system using the provided wireless remote. And to recharge, just simply plug in the included charger into any standard outlet. It's that easy.
By the way, did we mention that you can also charge devices like smartphones and tablets in the Movpak, and on the go?
You can choose from a variety of colors of backpacks for your Movpak, or even an extra model. (Subject to stretch goal being reached)
IT'S FOR EVERYONE
Movpak New York First Impressions
Movpak is unlike any skateboard. In fact, it's much easier to use. For example, not having to use one of your feet to kick and brake mean more control and more balance. The added feature of using the backpack to rest your leg provides another level of stability keeping you upright. On average, we found most people could be taught how to ride in about 10 minutes.
Speed: 15 mph | Range: 9 miles | Weight: 17 lbs | Battery: 2h for full charge
TAKE IT EVERYWHERE
For the most part we always know when we’ll need a backpack. We never know when we’ll need to get somewhere fast. It’s light enough to use as your go-to backpack and be ready for those rushed moments.
- $150,000 - Additional Colors of Backpacks
- $200,000 - LOCKED
- $250,000 - LOCKED
- $500,000 - LOCKED
- $1,000,000 - LOCKED
We’ve been working hard on the Movpak for over 2 years. We have prototypes that have been actively and repeatedly tested. The Movpak very much exists - this isn’t a Kickstarter to make an idea a reality, but a way to make a reality a way of life. And if Hugo thought that there was something missing in the commute process, now we think that the missing part is available to everyone, and it's up to you to make it happen and be part of what we believe will change the way people move around.
So why not become one of the first to cut your commute down and pick up a Movpak?
A BIG THANK YOU TO
Risks and challenges
We have been developing this project for over 2 years, always looking for ways to offer the best product at an affordable price. Our prototypes have been tested over tens of thousands of miles.
At this point, only a few small improvements have to be made, with minor structural impacts. We are well prepared to perform the next steps, in finalizing the design for manufacture to start the full-scale manufacturing.
The next step is tooling design for some metal parts and injection molding parts, such as casing, and our remote control. This is being done by our team along with our trusted suppliers.
We are also modifying our current aluminum parts to be more manufacture friendly, while improving the battery and electronics, so the overall weight is reduced.
The challenges we face at this point are possible unanticipated set backs in the finalization of our design, that could require more time spent on this phase. However, our team is well prepared and rigorously testing the product daily to minimize potential failures.
Whenever we have to work with third parties, such as suppliers and factories, the schedule and quality control are two major issues. These processes are scrutinized closely by our team to make sure that everything is being done as agreed. The pre-production prototype changes will be ready and tested before starting the production.
In addition, our backpack-cover suppliers are ready for production, while our fashion designers are eager to make new models available to make sure you get the movpak model that fit you best. We will contact you with all available updates before we ship your product.
The logistics & delivery will be made by a worldwide scale company, from our factory, to the delivery at your door.
We appreciate and value the trust we earn from each of our customers. And stay tuned, we will keep you updated every step of the way during the production evolution of Movpak.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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