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This vehicle is so small and light you can carry it in your backpack

WalkCarYouTube/WalkCarWalkCar is a tiny vehicle you can put in your bag.

Getting around is about to look a lot different.

Kuniako Saito, a Japanese engineer, and his team at Cocoa Motors, have created a laptop-sized personal vehicle that weighs less than seven pounds. The device, dubbed the “WalkCar,” is described as a “car in a bag” because it can easily carried around.

It’s sort of like a small, four-wheeled electric skateboard meets a Segway. 

The device is powered by lithium batteries and comes in both indoor and outdoor models. It only weighs between 4.4 to 6.6 pounds depending on the model, but can carry a person of up to 265 pounds, according to a Reuters report.

Riders steer the WalkCar by shifting their weight from side-to-side in the direction they want to go. It can reach speeds up to 6.2 miles per hour and has a range of about seven miles after it’s been charged for about three hours, according to the report.

Cocoa Motors plans to begin pre-orders in October via a Kickstarter campaign.

While it’s no hoverboard, it still looks pretty cool and easy to ride. Check out video below to see the vehicle in action.  

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