I’m a big fan of South Park, and this week’s latest episode saw Cartman finally realizing he was fat, and therefore could get a mobility scooter to roll around in.
So I was pleased to see this invention from the UK:
Company ETA is selling it for £5500 + VAT. They’re promoting it as the world’s smallest carbon neutral caravan, based on the peculiar British obsession trifecta of queueing, tea, and caravans. You’ll have to provide your own scooter, art car, or other towing vehicle. Here’s a description from Inhabitat:
ETA and Yannick Read teamed up to design the one-man caravan because they felt there was a gap in the market for those who drove mobility scooters. If your mobility scooter breaks down, your options are either to push it home (unlikely) or call a friend with a big truck (also highly unlikely in Britain). So by towing your lightweight caravan behind your scooter, you’ll be certain to always have a place to make a cup of tea, while you wait for assistance. ETA is also doing a promo on mobility scooter insurance right now and launched the caravan just before the Royal Wedding for elderly spectators who wanted to grab a spot along the procession route, but who were unwilling to camp on the pavement.
Available for only £5,500, the QTvan comes equipped with a full-sized single bed, 19” TV, radio, alarm clock, and book shelves as well as cooking facilities for tea-making or other drinks. The setup boasts a top speed of 6 mph on a 24 v battery with a range of 30 miles on a single charge. If charged using a renewable energy provider, the caravan and scooter are completely carbon neutral. Additional options includesolar roof panels, air horn and extra-wide wing mirror for mobility scooter, satellite dish, gaming console, central heating, external luggage rack, and bespoke paint.
Burners who don’t want to deal with the DMV can also attach it to their bikes.
We’ve had a lot of interest from around the world in our earlier post on a bicycle camper. It’s good to see this idea taking off. There are quite a few other designs available now. Why merely camp in Black Rock City, where you can just cruise around Deep Playa and set yourself down wherever the mood takes you?