URB-E scooters aim to rev up getting around town

Getting around town without a car can be pretty tough, but a tiny two-wheeler promises to change the way people commute. Deco’s taking a ride on the all-electric URB-E.

People are charged up about electric bikes, but this new invention could be the coolest thing on two wheels.

Check out this mini-motorcycle. The URB-E cruises at 15 miles an hour and folds up small enough to fit in the trunk of a car.

Mark Shepard, URB-E: “URB-E stands for ‘urban electric.’ It’s the world’s smallest, lightest, most compact electric scooter. It’s 35 pounds, and the two main structures, which are basically A-shaped, collapse, as well as the seat.”

We checked out the URB-E at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. With hundreds of boats to see, the URB-E made getting around a breeze.

Mark Shepard: “It takes a grown adult maybe 20 minutes to feel really feel comfortable on it. It’s perfect for cruising the dock, cruising up and down the beach, any place that you just really don’t want to take a car, but you really don’t want to walk.”

At $1,500 for a base model, the URB-E might not break your bank.

URB-E rider: “You could use it walking the block, or instead of walking to go and get the mail, you know. I mean, even like in the mall and stuff, you could really use it. It’s definitely lightweight, and you’ve just gotta get used to turning like a regular bike.”

No “Made in China” sticker here. The URB-E is designed and built in the USA.

Mark Shepard: “The company prides itself on being made in America. It’s 100 percent made in Pasadena, California.”

Plug in, charge up, and you’re ready to roll.

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URB-E Foldable Electric Scooter

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