Chinese Farmer Invents A Fully-Functioning Electric Scooter Out Of A Suitcase

A farmer in China has invented a motorised suitcase which can reportedly carry your clothes and take you to the airport at the same time.

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He Liangcai, a former farmer in China, has built a battery-powered suitcase scooter, which transports himself and his belongings simultaneously

The suitcase is fitted in such a way that the rider straddles the bag and uses it as a seat

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He Liangcai, a Chinese private entrepreneur, recently obtained a patent for a product that turns a regular suitcase into a rechargeable scooter.

The contraption - with two small wheels at the back and one at the front - can carry up to two passengers, cover distances of up to 60km (37 miles) and maintain a speed of up to 20km/h (12mph).

PHOTO: Chinese inventor He Liangcai travels on his suitcase, perhaps the coolest contraption ever seen

He's got a suitcase to ride.

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The special suitcase is dubbed the City Cab. It's powered by a rechargeable lithium battery and can be steered with handlebars when seated.

A dude taking a nap on the suitcase scooter

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According to patent documents China Real Time viewed, accessed via China’s intellectual property database, the suitcase is also equipped with a GPS navigator, a burglar alarm and a horn.

There is apparently just as much space to keep your clothes as with normal luggage and when it's empty it weighs just 7kg (15lb). The newspaper says City Cabs has now been patented as a multi-functional travel device, and He is hoping to see it on the road soon.

However, turning a suitcase into an electric scooter up with a suitcase was no easy task - it took him 10 years

According to local reports, Mr. He spent over 10 years to break through the technology issues, such as how to develop the right kind of wheels.

Local media have hailed the inventor’s apparently humble background, describing Mr. He as having only graduated from primary school.

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