Man invents electric suitcase scooter vehicle (Video)
Electric scooters come in all shapes and sizes, but there are probably none as quirky as this doozy of a scooter -- masquerading as a suitcase! Created by He Liangcai, a Chinese farmer-turned-amateur inventor, this strange but efficient vehicle is capable of transporting two adults at 12 miles per hour (19 kilometers per hour), up to a distance of 37 miles (59 kilometers) on a fully charged battery.
Seen over at Oddity Central, the drivable suitcase is made using the frame of an electric scooter with a suitcase wrapped around it. Despite its odd appearance, the suitcase isn't lacking in features: it comes with brakes, light signals, a horn, a burglar alarm and is even GPS-equipped to help riders navigate easily around town.
This 15 pound (7 kilogram) suitcase-scooter was the fruit of ten years of development on He's part; he was also the inventor of an award-winning car safety system back in 1999. On his way to the airport to the United States to claim his prize, he lost his luggage, giving him the idea for a (literally) transportable suitcase that could come with him to the terminal.