A Chinese man comes up with an ingenious idea that could revolutionize personal travel. Sasha Salama reports.
REPORTER: A Chinese man has come up with a new way for commuters to get to work - a suitcase scooter. It took He Liangcai nearly ten years and one million Chinese Yuan ($159,987) to create a suitcase which doubles as an electric scooter. It has three wheels, weighs seven kilograms (15 pounds) and can go as fast as 20 kilometers per hour (12.4 miles/hour). The scooter runs on a battery and can travel about 60 kilometers (37 miles) when fully charged.
INVENTOR HE LIANGCAI: "I'm quite positive about this invention's future. First, it's easy to carry. Second, it will be sold at a low price. Third, it will solve some problems in our country, such as heavy traffic and parking. Also it won't cause any environmental pollution or noise pollution."
REPORTER: The suitcase scooter also has a horn, a burglar alarm and a GPS. One man who tested it out liked it.
CHINESE NATIONAL, 49-YEAR-OLD GUI TUANYUAN, SAYING: "This creativity is very fresh. It's a suitcase which can carry things and be a tool for transportation. Wherever you go on a business trip, it's inconvenient to carry heavy luggage. If you can ride your own luggage, then it's a little more convenient."
REPORTER: Apparently it's strong enough for two people to ride.