For those with too much money, a Three Wheel Folding Electric Scooter from #SharperImage

The American population is aging and battery technology is getting better, so we should expect to be fighting for sidewalk space with an increasing number of electric scooters over the next couple of decades. That said, I suspect the Sharper Image Folding Electric Scooter is not likely to be one of them.

Ugly scooter, 3/4 view

Ugly scooter, 3/4 view

Ugly scooter, side view

Ugly scooter, side view

The problem is not merely that it’s ugly, but that the specs are unexciting (12mph, 15 mile range). It weighs 70 pounds, so while you can fold it you can’t very well carry it onto a train or subway, or even load it into the trunk of a car very conveniently. And more significantly, it costs $1800, and it’s hard to imagine anybody for whom it’s going to be worth the price. Certainly not this lady:

You will never see this, not ever.

You will never see this, not ever.

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