The Hanoitimes – The Solowheel or Airwheel, weighing less than 10kg, is now being sold on the Vietnamese market. This vehicle aims to promote energy saving, ease traffic congestion and be environmentally friendly.
The self-balancing unicycles, 45cm high and 40cm wide, are manufactured in the US and China, using electric engines.
Riders use their legs to control the vehicle, which is convenient for travelling short distances.
Solowheel can carry up to 120kg and can travel up to 15km per battery charge, with a recharge time of 45 minutes. Maximum speed is estimated at 18km/h.
The price of this monocycle is hovering around US$1,700 per unit in the US. A vehicle of the same kind produced in China sells for around US$500.