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Photos: Behold the fully foldable electric scooter

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A Luxembourg-based company is aiming to change the future of inner city travelling.

Ujet is a fully foldable, electric scooter packed with smart connectivity features. Combining connectivity with high-performance materials found most often in the aerospace sector, this energy-efficient scooter is not only good for you but good for the planet, too.

The smart battery of the Ujet electric scooter comes in two sizes, with ranges of up to 43 miles and 93 miles. All you need to charge either one of these power packs is a standard power socket, and despite their considerable power, they are both about the size of a carry-on suitcase — they’re removable, portable, and rollable, which means you can take them wherever you go.

The Ujet scooter can be controlled remotely via an iOS or Android app. Whether you need to unlock the scooter, receive directions to where you parked it, or disable it in case of theft, the companion Ujet app can take care of things. Moreover, the app gives users the opportunity to monitor scooter performance including battery level, mileage, saved carbon dioxide emissions, as well as access customer support at a nearby service shop or communicate with a support team member.

Ujet is also a smart connected device that turns the streets into a social network. In addition to the app, a personalized touch interface provides easy access to navigation, voice control, music streaming, telephony functions, and the front-facing HD camera, which can take video that can be later downloaded and transferred.

To remain as lightweight as possible, the Ujet comes fitted with “the world’s first nano-augmented tire,” constructed with applied TUBALL that contains single-wall carbon nanotubes. This material claims to increase wet and dry grip by a factor of two, helping to increase traction. And thanks to the alloy and carbon composite materials that comprise the Ujet frame, the entire scooter weighs less than 100 pounds.

'With more of us than ever living in cities, it’s never been more important to make urban environments a place in which people enjoy to live,' said Hugues Despres, CEO Ujet International.

'Its compact size occupies much less space for driving and parking, and the portable battery eliminates the need for charging stations, giving urbantes the freedom to navigate their urban environments efficiently and effortlessly. And, with sustainability at the heart of our brand, Ujet has an important role to play in creating a better future.'

Ujet plans to launch in additional cities across Europe in the coming months, starting with Milan, Barcelona, Luxembourg and Monaco.

The price for the Ujet electric scooter will be targeted at around 8,690 EUR for the small battery, and 9,890 EUR for the large battery. Reservations are now open at www.ujet.com.

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