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Walking around EICMA, we saw many eye-catching things, but the XOR XO2 Urban Transformer takes the prize for stopping us dead in our tracks. It’s a collapsable electric scooter for the urban chic…or something like that.

When folded, the bike takes up less than a square meter of space, which we assume would make the scooter practical to keep inside an uptown apartment. Once in cube form, you can cart the scooter around on its luggage carrier. Expect a workout though, the scooter weighs over 110lbs.

The XO2 comes in a variety of flavors, the lowest being the X02-50 with a top speed of 37mph and a maximum range of about 40 miles, while the X02-125 will go up to 60mph and deliver power like a 125cc scooter.

These claims sound a little fishy to us, considering bikes like the Bramm Enertia post similar performance figures (and achieve them) with nearly three times the weight in batteries.

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