Video Of The Week - Fancy A Ride On A Motorized Suitcase?

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A Chinese farmer is making headlines all over the world thanks to his unusual mode of transport - a motorized suitcase! The steerable scooter-suitcase that weighs 15lbs when empty, is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery and can carry two passengers for up to 60km (37miles) at a maximum speed of 20km/h (12mph).

He Liang who resides in China's Hunan Province says that he came up with the idea in 1999, after losing his luggage whilst on the way to the airport to catch a flight to the United States, to claim a prize for an award-winning car safety system that he designed. It took ten years, but Liang now has a working prototype of 'City Cab' that he hopes to see on the roads in the very near future! Oh and in case you are wondering, City Cab does have room for clothes too!

Resources: treehugger.com, bbc.co.uk

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