Despite the fact that it hardly resembles its namesake, noted actor and former congressional candidate Ben Jones, the Ecooter brings together some old technology in a surprising new way. By mounting its four wheels in a diamond pattern, rather than the traditional square, it's able to lean through high speed corners while swiveling around obstacles at low speeds. Basically it does the job that Nissan's Pivo 2 or Toyota's iReal are trying to do with about half the gizmos. A video follows the jump.
Powered by lithium ion batteries, the Ecooter has a 60-mile range, no performance figures are given. All this may seem a little lacklustre after recent mind bending mobility concepts, but by aiming at realistic targets using existing technology, the Ecooter might actually stand a chance of reaching production. [Via Taiwan News Online]