The self-balancing, foldable Mantour X electric scooter emphasizes minimalism
The likelihood of finding a solution that fits your first and last mile dilemma is certainly better today than it was before 2020. FlowDot believes it can help with this by offering an electric scooter that, in short, allows every micro-motorized dream to come true.
When you need to take public transportation, you can carry something handy around the city, but it's elegant enough not to embarrass you, and more importantly, it's sturdy enough to keep you safe -- it's hard to find these three features alone. Mantour adds a minimalist design, foldability, very lightweight and special auto-balancing features, and you'll get the Mantour X, aka the electric scooter promised to you.
Mantour X is made by FlowDot and for the sake of clarity, it's not new. It was crowdfunded on KickStarter in December 2019, then crowdfunded on IndieGoGo with a delivery date of February 2020, with initial delivery dates of early 2020 and May 2020 respectively. FlowDot missed both of these and we can see from the comments from supporters that there is a certain feeling that they are stumbling on delivery or refunds.
That said, the latest news from manufacturers points to delays caused by the current health crisis, as well as everything else that has not been resolved or cancelled this year. They also noticed that they were taking advantage of the delay in upgrading the original offer for free, in which case the lightweight, foldable electric scooters might be better.
Assuming it does, it will stand out from the crowd. Mantour X is immediately known for its simple and compact look. It's collapsible, and the whole process takes less than five seconds. It's also light, weighing just 16 pounds (7.3 kilograms), because the pedals are made of carbon fiber and aluminum alloy.
IP54 waterproof grade, dustproof, splash proof. More importantly, though, Mantour X is practical because it's foldable and self-balancing.
Basically, when you need to take public transportation or get to your destination, fold the scooter down and stand on the front wheels. When you activate follow mode, it walks with you, and all you have to do is put your hand on it. In this case, you can even use an electronic brake, making it easier to use.
Two buttons are pressed to operate an electric scooter: an accelerator on the left handlebar, an electronic brake lever on the right and a display screen in the middle for displaying statistics. There is a second physical brake in the rear for higher speeds.
FlowDot says it has a top speed of 12.4 MPH (20 KPH) thanks to a 240W front hub motor. A four-hour charge can cover 12.4 miles (20 kilometers). The handlebars need to be charged separately, but you don't have to worry too much about that as they can be used for three months per charge.
With a total payload of 220 pounds (100 kilograms), it will have a say in the final actual life of the two-wheeler, as well as in weather and terrain conditions.
According to FlowDot, helping Mantour X become one of the most popular IndieGoGo campaign supporters will be inspired to make several major upgrades with their own feedback. When the electric scooter is shipped, it will be equipped with an expanded body and wheels to make driving smoother and safer,Upgraded displays can show more information and Increased battery power as well as rear suspension.