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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262 Comments
  • chWednesday, December 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm
    I want one for my backpack
    • S.GSunday, November 29, 2015 at 5:30 pm
      Wow! That is like.. So cool!! Fer reals!!!
      • S.GSunday, November 29, 2015 at 5:28 pm
        Very funny!!!! Q. How did u make it?? C. Great idea for getting to an airport quickly!!!
        • VickySunday, November 22, 2015 at 4:10 pm
          Is it safe?
          • Allison Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 3:49 pm
            Wish video wasn't in Chinese but sill LOL!
            • uogguguWednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:23 am
              lol
              • china
                chinaSunday, August 9, 2015 at 4:10 pm
                Funny as man
                • ethanFriday, June 12, 2015 at 6:36 am
                  same
                  • fusion
                    fusionSaturday, May 30, 2015 at 5:45 pm
                    same
                    • wbradenv
                      wbradenvWednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:37 am
                      I want one