When the UrmO is in its unfolded state, the rider simply stands upon it as they would on any other so-called "hoverboard." They then shift their weight to steer, brake and accelerate, taking the vehicle up to a top speed of 15 km/h (9 mph). One charge of its battery should reportedly be good for a range of 20 km (12 miles), with a 45-minute charge bringing it back up to 80 percent once it's run out.
Flats shouldn't be a problem, as its two 14-inch hubless wheels are clad in foam-filled tires. And once it's time to stop motoring along, the UrmO can be folded up in a claimed two seconds and then carried flat by its handle, like a briefcase. It weighs 6.5 kg (14 lb).
Plans call for the aluminum and carbon fiber-bodied scooter (actually a "personal light electric vehicle," so we're told) to be the subject of a Kickstarter campaign beginning Oct. 8th. Pledges will start at €999 (about US$1,176), with the retail price sitting at €1,999 ($2,353).