The Model Ci, new from Bay Area-headquartered WHILL Inc and introduced during the recent 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is a personal electronic vehicle (PEV) designed for maneuverability. It also can be disassembled into three components for easy transportation.
Named a 2018 Best of CES Innovation Awards winner, the Model Ci features multiple Bluetooth-enabled driving modes to match a driver’s riding style and comfort mode, as well as a lithium-ion battery enabling it to travel up to 10 miles on one charge.
With a top speed of 5 mph, the Model Ci has the ability to both climb hills and travel over rugged terrain, and to maneuver indoors through tight doorways and confined areas.
“With its modern design, the Model Ci challenges today’s conventions with a product that, due to its futuristic appeal, eliminates the stigma and adverse psychological impact that affects people who use mobility devices,” says Satoshi Sugie, CEO of WHILL and former Nissan designer, in a media release.
“The result is not just freedom of mobility, but freedom from the self-consciousness often associated with a wheelchair or scooter.”
[Source(s): WHILL Inc, PR Newswire]