ProGo, a Los Angeles based start-up, might have just built the perfect personal mobility/”last mile” commuter vehicle. It’s called the ProGo 3000 scooter, and it weighs a mere 35 lbs, goes up to 20 mph, and has a range of 40 miles on a standard cylinder of propane.
Yes, the ProGo 3000 runs on propane, which means you can safely operate it indoors or other places where gasoline powered vehicles are prohibited.
The ProGo 3000 is pretty neat, I think. Its purpose-built, 25 cc propane engine should be strong enough to whisk you anywhere you want to go around town, and – when it comes time to slow down – there are high-quality disc brakes front and rear. That braking hardware seems more than up to the task of hauling down the scooter’s 275 lbs. carrying capacity, and the handle folds to make it easy to carry or store.
As an added bonus, ProGo claims its new, 3000 model propane-powered scooter is EPA and CARB approved (California Air Resources Board), making it a true, 50 state legal scooter suitable for use indoors, and out.
Sign up now at Kickstarter to get yours for “only” $375, which seems pircey for a kick scooter, but not bad once you consider that “regular” production models will start at $449. There are only a few days left to get yours at the introductory price, then, since the Kickstarter goal of $18,000 has already been met and then some. So far, the campaign has pledges for more than twice that amount. Apparently quite a few people like the idea of an rugged, inexpensive, low emissions scooter. And besides, it is just too cute!
ProGo Propane Powered Scooter
Source | Images: Gizmag.