The worlds first folding electrical scooter comes from The Netherlands and is called GiGi. The startup from Amsterdam is not the first to announce an e-scooter. But this one you can actually take inside the office, trains, trams or your house. We visited founder Stijn Enneking to talk about the process of getting GiGi to become reality. And to take the actual thing for a spin, off course.
It quickly becomes clear that you need to be comfortable getting some weird looks while riding the GiGi. It stands out from everything else on the bicycle path. With its boxy looks and small wheels it’s kind of hard to look cool, no matter how hard I try. On the other hand I feel sorry for the girl on the Vespa that stops besides me at the red light. Her scooter is taking up three times as much space, makes four times more noise and smells like a traffic jam from the ‘60s. When the light turns green, me and my GiGi have already crossed the road, while she is still slowly yet loudly spluttering to gain speed.