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Shop Talk: Mike's Cafe expands; scooter showroom to open
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VOICE COMMAND SCOOTER ... An Israeli company has chosen downtown Palo Alto for its first-ever showroom to feature its new, self-folding, electric scooters. "The opening of our showroom in Palo Alto is a transformative moment for us," said Ori Dadoosh, CEO of Green Ride. "Our team has put in so much work and countless hours perfecting the (scooter's) design and advanced technology. We are excited to begin sharing it with the world," he said. The Green Ride store, which recently opened at 435 University Ave., sells the 55-pound scooters for $3,000 to $5,000 each, depending on the battery range, explained Dadoosh. Calling the eco-friendly scooter a "luxury product," Dadoosh said, "You can carry it just like a suitcase. Then you can either press a button or you can use voice commands to unfold it. Unfolding it takes seven seconds." Dadoosh sees a crucial need for this type of personal vehicle because of traffic and parking problems. "Instead of looking for a parking place for your scooter, you fold it up and take it with you," he said. The scooter is named "inu," the Japanese word for dog, a faithful companion that's always by your side. Dadoosh said the scooter can travel at speeds up to 15 miles per hour. But for those who need an electric scooter immediately, there's a bit of a lag. The store is only accepting pre-orders. The first delivery is expected in September.
The Green Ride "self-folding" INU electric scoot from Israel already seen in ES Newz in January, 2015:
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Green Ride's INU, the Digital Personal Vehicle (DPV), is a connected electric scooter for urban transport. With a robotic, automatic folding mechanism, the scooter is easy to carry to work or a café.
INU is electric, fully digital, and fully connected with GSM, BT, and Wi-Fi onboard. Its digital personal platform features entertainment, maintenance, security, and social capabilities. This DPV upholds luxury car standards in terms of design, comfort, safety, and performance.
The scooter responds to voice commands and can be used for up to 25 mi on one charge.