Japan’s WalkCar the future of transport?

Kuniaki Sato and his team at Japan’s Cocoa Motors have unveiled a new battery-powered mode of transportation that resembles a skateboard and can fit in a purse or bag when not in use. The “WalkCar” weighs less than seven pounds, can carry a person about 7.5 miles at speeds of up to 6.2 mph and does not require a parking space. It can be reserved online now, with shipping expected in spring 2016.