I’m not much of a fan of scooters. I prefer vehicles to have four wheels rather than too, and scooters always struck me as kinda geeky. Anybody who knows me knows I am geeky enough without having to broadcast it to the world. Scooters aren’t all that popular in America, but all over the world they serve as the primary form of transportation for literally hundreds of millions of people. Getting a cheap electric scooter to the masses would take a big chunk out of carbon emissions.

While such a scooter is still far away, there are a lot of good ideas out there that may one day be viable. Take this sleek, black electric scooter with a solar shell that doubles as a cover. It might be the most badass-looking scooter ever conceived.