Kobot turns the boring mobility scooter into a sexy ride

Few things are less flattering than puttering around the local Walmart on an electric mobility scooter. But that could soon change if these urban concept vehicles make it into production.

All three Kobots were created by Japanese robotics developer TMSUK, working alongside a pharmaceutical and electro-optronics company called Kowa. The tiny cars are designed for tourists and shoppers who want to get around in city centers, while avoiding the emissions and parking problems of regular cars.

They look pretty cool, but I say they should slap on a basket that could hold a 36 roll economy pack of toilet paper, then sell them to Walmart to replace their current electric shopping scooters.

The Kobots are currently on display at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Kobot, via Gizmag

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