When it comes to getting around the city without a car and your dog in tow, you have little to no options.
Whether you are allowed to use public transport with your dog usually depends on the local authorities. If you’re biking, you might opt for the slow and painful route of pulling your pup by a leash while navigating busy streets and overcrowded sidewalks. Alternatively, if you want to go a bit faster, you could try stashing your little puppy in a bicycle basket. And if you have something larger than a chihuahua — well, better luck next time!
All of these options can be less than ideal, especially if you want to get both yourself and your dog where you are going quickly and safely. Thankfully, there is now a new option in town that caters specifically to dog owners: Mopet.
Mopet: an E-Scooter for dogs (and humans)
When it comes to traveling with your dog, size definitely matters! Smaller dogs often have trouble keeping up on long walks or hikes, and can even become overheated or too tired to finish the trek.
Mopet was designed as a way to allow dog owners to explore more challenging terrain that would be too difficult for smaller dogs. The unique storage compartment at the base of the scooter is specifically designed to keep your dog secure and comfortable as you zip around town.
It has all of the necessary features, including turn signals, brake lights, reflectors, and a liquid crystal speedometer display. Plus, it comes with integrated safety features like high beam LED headlights and an anti-theft alarm that reacts to vibrations.
An a-dog-able e-scooter with powerful specs
Now let’s look at the “e” aspect of this e-scooter. Many people have shied away from investing in an electric vehicle due to the time and effort it takes to charge the battery fully. After all, who has the time or convenience to lug their scooter up to their apartment every night or wait for it to charge at the charging station with nothing to do for hours.
And while Mopet may require a 10-hour full charge, it does have a removable battery so you can freely charge it at home at the end of the day. And on a full charge, the high-capacity lithium-ion battery can give you up to 60 km of driving distance. This, combined with Mopet’s suspension with shock absorbers, allows you to explore uphill areas while you and your pup stay comfortable.
Mopet is also the perfect solution for those who want to explore new areas out of town without breaking a sweat. Not only is it compact enough to fit in the trunk of a car, but it also weighs less than half that of a typical electric motorcycle (62 lbs or 28 kg).
The Mopet was created by a Japan-based company Restlogic and crowdfunded through the Makuake platform. The production of these e-scooters has been completed in March 2022 and is set to ship to the project backers in May. But luckily for us, Mopet is also set to hit the proverbial shelves in November 2022.
So if you and your pup need Mopet in your life, you can keep up with the news on their progress on their website.