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Hunan farmer invents suitcase you can ride home

  • Staff Reporter
  • 2014-05-30
  • 09:03 (GMT+8)
He riding the City Cab, May 28. (Internet photo)

He riding the City Cab, May 28. (Internet photo)

He Liang, a farmer from near Changsha in south-central China's Hunan province, has spent 10 years developing what he calls the City Cab — a three-wheeled motorized suitcase that can carry up to two passengers a distance of up to 60 kilometers.

The three wheels are designed small so as to stabilize the vehicle and it relies on a rechargeable lithium battery which does not occupy much space, leaving the inside of the case entirely the same as a normal suitcase except for the buttons and steering panel on the grip.

The case can travel at up to 20 kilometers per hour and is equipped with GPS. It weighs only 7 kg.

He has obtained a patent for the City Cab as a multifunctional traveling case and is eager to see it on the road soon.


City Cab  城市小車

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