If you were to mock up a ven diagram with all the different ways of getting around – bikes, different models of cars, planes, etc. – and the adjectives that you’d associate with those modes of transportation, the last thing you’d expect to see is “beastly” overlapping with “mobility scooter”. However, almost as if to spite the conventional wisdom, a team of engineers in Canada have put together the Boomer Beast.
We’re glad they did, too. This extremely capable ride makes it so those who can’t get out onto the trail as easily under their own power can still enjoy nature and all it has to offer. Thanks to a 2,580-Wh Panasonic lithium battery that is charged by a small 12 watt solar panel, this scooter can roam without stop for up to 56 miles on a full charge. Riders can expect a regular speed of about 9 miles per hour on the road and up to 25 on the trail. To optimize performance, riders can also use an Android app to make fine adjustments on things like torque and acceleration. Prices start at $3,000. [Purchase]
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