But what makes the Trikelet most appealing is its clever folding mechanism that turns the scooter into a compact trolley that's easier to drag onto the subway than a baby carriage. Its design even ensures that wet or snow-covered wheels are contained so they won't drip all over the floor, so you can park it next to your desk at work without making a mess.


The Trikelet isn't available just yet; its creators are still looking to secure funding to take it from a functional prototype to a production-ready electric scooter for consumers. But they're optimistic that when available it will sell for between $1,400 to $2,000. Putting it on par with a nice bike, but minus all the pedalling that could have you arriving at work a little on the sweaty side. [Trikelet via Gizmag]