Personal Transportation
Pack, sit, or ride the eFOLDi 3-in-1 scooter

One thing most people take for granted is how mobile they truly are. For some, usually the disabled or the elderly, lack of mobility is a problem they are forced to deal with every single day.

The eFOLDi three-in-one scooter not only aids those in need of mobility support, but anyone at all seeking a way to get around just a little easier. The 42lb. aluminum scooter is able to fold up into both a suitcase and a chair for maximum versatility wherever one may find themselves. The eFOLDi in scooter mode features a four four point balancing system, a battery that gets 14 miles per charge, and a motor that can reach a top speed of 12.5mph — all with a maximum load weight of 220 lbs.

The chair mode comes in handy during those times during a long commute when there are no seats available on the rush hour train, for example while in suitcase mode, the eFOLDi can even be taken on a plane when installed with its optional AirSafe battery. About $1,200 gets interested backers an eFOLDi, slated to ship in November 2016. Its Kickstarter campaign is aiming to raise about $127,000 by May 9th, 2016.

The eFOLDi is a great idea with a few nagging doubts. Namely, there’s no mention of just how much its suitcase mode can really carry, or whether or not its even possible to use the other two modes if its filled with holiday gear. Compared to the MODOBAG’s focus combining just luggage and scooter functionality, the eFOLDi is potentially more useful — but only if the luggage side of it really helps.