About this project
AS SEEN ON:
"This Electric Scooter Collapses To Carry-On Size" - Fast Company
"... I tried it on grass, dirt, and concrete, and it worked on all surfaces" - Jalopnik
"The M Scooter from ACTON is the latest personal electric transporter (PET) to get our attention" - Green Auto Blog
"The device can be used by one person sitting down in another standing up at the same time" - Geeky Gadgets
"Do you want a new toy, scooter fans?" - Ecomento
"Same guy who did those SPNKiX shoes thing" - Endless Sphere
"It looks a heck of a lot cooler than the majority of its competitors""M Scooter is listed as the top 10 celebrity kickstarter holiday gift" - Askmen
"In a class by itself, M Scooter combines functionality with excitement" - India Times
Hello friends, thanks for joining us on our journey. Motorized skates are super cool... and now we have another way to commute in a portable and fashionable way.
Introducing the M Scooter, an electric 3-wheeled scooter for efficient “Last Mile” commuting, getting around an industrial environment or running local errands (go to grocery stores, HomeDepot, CoffeeShops...) or just having fun cruising about the neighborhood.
WHY M SCOOTER?
M Scooter is the only scooter that you can easily ride sitting or standing by just unfolding the patent pending magic seat; in fact, the entire scooter is super foldable. When folded, it reduces to less than 50% of its volume. It was wholly designed & engineered by talented ACTON personnel in sunny Southern California. The M Scooter is an ideal product for virtually everyone, for use indoors or outdoors.
The idea for the M Scooter first came to us from customers who purchased our “Rocket Skates" a year ago. The Skates were well received, yet there were those that contacted us to ask if we had a compact portable mobile device that they could easily switch between riding standing up or sitting down. That sparked the idea of a sit or stand, folding electric scooter. We looked at the existing electric scooters on the market and none offered the ability to sit or stand with a retractable seat.
ENGINEERING & PROTOTYPING
The Design and Engineering phase was a long and exciting process. After 10+ prototype iterations, over 30 revisions, and well over 3,000 hours spent designing and engineering, we are excited to introduce the stylish and multi-functional M Scooter through Kickstarter.
As a result of our persistence and commitment to testing, we were able to achieve the goals we set for ourselves in creating a compact, foldable, electric scooter that could be comfortably ridden sitting or standing. Plus, because the M Scooter can be folded into such a compact, space saving framework, it becomes the perfect extension of one’s automobile. The M Scooter can fit into the back of a SUV/truck, an RV, or even a car’s trunk, and when the driver parks, they can use the M Scooter to reach their final destination. Imagine working in a building that requires those with cars to pay an exorbitant amount for parking. With the M Scooter, you can park offsite, somewhere secure that’s cheaper and easier to use, then ride the M Scooter to and from the office, without breaking a sweat or being late. After arriving at the office, the M Scooter can accompany you directly to your office, cubicle, or desk. Because it’s so compact, it wouldn’t be in anyone’s way and can be carted around like wheeled luggage.
FIRST OF ITS KIND, SUPER FOLDABLE -
In the workplace: Some of you may need to cover a lot of ground, such as in a warehouse, convention center, large campus, barracks, etc. Using the M Scooter is a much more efficient and cost effective mode of getting where you need to go.
For commuters or just for fun - 80% of local travel is within a 5 mile range. Short trips like getting to public transportation, running errands, or visiting friends. The M Scooter is perfect for your local commute in style.
Here are just a few to start:
- Easy to use: Can be ridden by virtually anyone, easier than riding a bike!
- Zero Gas Emissions: Clean energy vehicle
- Low Cost Operation: Less than 10¢ per day to operate, huge savings over gas vehicles
- Increased Workplace efficiency: Employees get more done faster
- World's 1st retractable seat (patent pending): Allows user to easily ride in a standing or seated position, depending on your energy levels;
- Compact Size: Can reduce its physical volume by over 50%, fits in most trunks, closets, can even travel with you on trains, etc.
- AWB Brake System: All wheel braking system for safer stopping
- Powerful LED Headlights: Ride safely in dimly lit conditions
- Expanded Range: Field swappable power modules
- Unique ignition key is included for your scooter's security
- Storage tray for your cell phone and small belongings
- Frame: Aluminum alloy
- Max rider weight: 300lbs
- Max speed: 12 miles/hour
- Range per charge: 15 miles
- Batteries: Rechargeable Lithium Ion Polymer
- Charge time: 2 hours fast charger; 4 hours normal charger
- M Scooter weight: under 70 lbs
- Folded: 38.3" L x 20.5" W x 30.9" H
- Expanded: 40.3" L x 25.8" W x 43.7" H
PRODUCTION & FULFILLMENT:
The M Scooter has been in the planning stages since October 2012. We've gone through multiple prototypes constantly improving until we felt the M Scooter was ready for production. As soon as we are successful in securing the funding necessary, then we will go to production and ship right away to get M Scooters into the hands of faithful Kickstarter supporters by the dates promised.
PRODUCTION & SHIPPING SCHEDULE
- ACTON Team
- Photo: KremerJohnson Studio
- Video: David Brundige
- Music: Tijuana Tears
- IP: Finnegan LLP
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!
Risks and challenges
SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS
With the experience we gained manufacturing our motorized skates, we have found a number of great suppliers and fulfillment facilities to meet our needs. We have pre-production level scooters right now, in our hands, being used in the video. They have production level parts that we have made molds for already. The only real risk is that individual suppliers would deliver later than expected. To avoid this potential pitfall, we have at least two backups for each supplier.
We have no remedies for Sharknados, however.
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