We like the idea of scooters around here. We've shown you electric scooters, three-wheeled scooters, and even scooters with air bags. Now we bring you the world's first commercially-available solar-powered scooter, the Solarin Turtle (this is not a real pic of it here). This Malaysian vehicle reportedly has a top speed of 55mph, and in addition to solar power it can be recharged via an electrical outlet. And get this, the price is said to be under $820.


Sounds too good to be true—could be CEO braggadocio. When we get a real picture of it and if it actually ships, we'll post the latest.

Local company unveils world's first solar-powered scooter [New Straits Times, via Treehugger]