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.
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: