A Vehicle for Apple Fans
Portland, Oregon-based BOXX has created something that to me looks like a big lighter – and in a good way.
The company's first production electric scooter is just about 39 inches long and it’s so elegant it could have been designed by Steve Jobs. The company claims that this outside-the-box (pun intended) will take you 80 miles on a single charge at a top speed of 35 mph.
The price tag starts at just under $4,000 -- which is a bit on the high side.
The basic unit fully charges in about four hours. If you want to have that 80-mile range you'll actually need to upgrade by plunking down an extra $500 for a "Core2" system or, for $349 you can get a 1-hour charger. The company is offering a $255 discount for early orders. I don’t know why they don’t just use the 1-hour charger as an incentive for early ordering. The delivery date is sometime in 2014. So start saving now.
The BOXX was created by Oregon state native Eric Vaughn, who started his career in television, eventually working as a visual designer for the series Stargate for which he earned several Emmy nominations. He claims that the vehicle is meant to be “non-intimidating” and hopes to woo the uninitiated rider.
A few other interesting aspects of the BOXX: Vaughn claims it's the world's first all-wheel-drive two-wheeled vehicle; there's
The BOXX has storage space under the seat for a few grocery bags. With no gas or oil, the BOXX is light and clean enough to store inside a home or even an apartment.
A visit to the BOXX website will not give you much background on the vehicle. The website does mention that future pages are in the works. What it does do is give you a design and order page if you so inclined. It really does look cool.