Doohan, the people who brought the Zeitgeist electric bicycle have come up with a new product and hope that it will change the way of urban transportation.
The new product is called the iTank Urban Crossover Scooter, an upgraded version of the three-wheeled scooter being sold in Asia and other developing countries.
iTank scooter is powered by a removable battery that gives the scooter a range of about 97kms and the electric motor can go from 0-30mph in 5 seconds.
The cost factor is where the iTank seems to tick the right boxes, one can reserve the iTank via Kickstarter project campaign for $4,000.
Doohan's CEO Kartik Ram said, "A three-wheeled scooter is the future, I truly believe this is going to be the urban mobility future: interesting personal vehicles that can carry stuff. I'm totally committed to this architecture for the next 10 years."
He added, "It's not a scooter, and it's not a motorcycle, I wouldn't take it off-road and climb rocks with it." The ideal customer would probably be living in an urban area who has a short commute to work and does most of the shopping online.
Also, Doohan will target police forces and other clients who might use scooters for commercial applications. "Where Segway failed, we can do that," Ram said.