Man invents electric suitcase scooter vehicle (Video)

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© He Liangcai riding a motorized scooter suitcase that he invented, in central China's Hunan province. (Photo: STR/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

Man invents electric suitcase scooter vehicle (Video)
Equipped with GPS and a burglar alarm, this quirky electric vehicle is based around a suitcase that the rider can use to sit on and transport things.

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