Commuting is tough for people living in big cities plagued by air pollution, traffic congestion and an energy crisis. Urban people usually commute within a radius of 5-10 km, a distance too far to walk and too difficult to find parking or taxis. In China every day there are more than 100,000 people moving to cities, and they all need efficient methods of transportation.

Coolpeds Founder Tony Chan at ChinaBang-Shanghai Station

Coolpeds is a ultra-lightweight electric scooter brand that aims to provide last mile solution for local commuters. Weighing in at 6-9kg, the company’s flagship products are easy to ride and fold in seconds, making them convenient take anywhere, whether on the subway, in offices, or on planes. The scooters contain a high-torque, chain driven motor and uses a sealed lithium battery which can be fully charged in three hours.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.