Saudi to put police force on sci-fi scooters
Order for $2 million placed with US electric vehicle company
Saudi Arabian specialist vehicles distributor Luxury Carts has placed a $2 million order for T3 Motion’s Electric Stand-up Vehicle (ESV).
If Arthur C Clarke had designed the Segway it would look like the ESV, a three-wheeled scooter capable of 30kph. Since its launch in 2006 it has been used extensively throughout the US with law enforcement, government, military, private and security agencies. In the US, T3 claims the ESV can be operated for less than 10 cents per (USD) day.
The first $117,600 shipment has been already been shipped to Luxury Carts and it revealed that it will now begin supplying law enforcement agencies and security companies throughout Saudi Arabia.
It is anticipated that the ESV will be used for the first time during Hajj at the end of October.
T3 said it has contractual agreements in Qatar, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt and the UAE also in place. T3 added it is expecting the ministry of interior in Kuwait to release an order for a significant number of ESVs shortly.
"This shipment signifies the beginning of a long relationship with T3 Motion and Saudi Arabia," said Ki Nam, CEO of T3 Motion. "The Middle East represents a broad market for personal mobility vehicles, and this shipment represents our company's growing global influence."