The future of transportation is here! Experience URB-E, the world’s most compact, foldable electric vehicle. Fully designed and built in California, URB-E is the leader in portable transportation. Invented and designed by Grant Delgatty, an award winning industrial designer, and engineered by Sven Etzelsberger, a former lead engineer at Porsche, URB-E has unsurpassed US made quality and attention to detail. URB-E’s patented design enables it to fold conveniently to fit into a boat, plane, car, bus, train, RV, UBER/LYFT, office – literally anywhere you want to go! URB-E goes 20 miles on a single charge, fully charges in 4 hours, and has a max speed of 15mph, making it legal to ride virtually anywhere a bicycle is allowed. With URB-E's CEO, Peter Lee, at the helm, this company is sure to disrupt the future of urban transportation.
Our CTO was a lead engineer at Porsche, Saleen and Fisker Automotive, and he designed the URB-E with the same intense perfectionism of a supercar. The patented URB-E frame is built from 6061 aircraft aluminum and carbon fiber with a 36V lithium ion battery, 250W brushless motor, and a cross-drilled rear disc brake. Every URB-E goes through a 46 point inspection, and each screw is torqued and personally initialed by our Production Manager before being shipped to customers. The URB-E is manufactured and assembled in California to ensure its quality, durability, and safety.
URB-E is designed to make transportation easy and fun! URB-E goes 15mph and 20 miles on a single charge. Get where you need to go comfortably and without breaking a sweat, even when you’re dressed for work. With URB-E, your center of gravity is closer to the ground than a bicycle, making it much easier and safer to ride.
Yes, you can plug your mobile phone or tablet into URB-E to charge it. Never lose power again!
URB-E has many accessories to make your life easier, including our cup holder, basket, smartphone holder, and more.
The URB-E is extremely compact! At only 35lbs, URB-E’s patented foldable design makes it easy to store literally anywhere.
URB-E is designed to go where you go with ease. Fold it up to carry on the train or store under your desk, then unfold it in one motion to ride to your next destination. URB-E can easily lock to a bike rack, be carried up stairs, and fit in the trunk of an Uber/Lyft at the end of the day. Riders use URB-E for commuting on the bus or train, getting to the office, and for their boat, RV, or plane. URB-E goes everywhere you go – the ultimate transportation companion.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Lightweight, Portable, Powerful
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
While working as an instructor at Art Center College of Design, our CCO noticed that many of his students and coworkers using public transportation needed a solution for covering the “last mile” between transit stations and their final destinations. It didn’t take long to see that the problem was global; people in urban areas everywhere needed a vehicle that was compact, versatile, and easy to use.
What makes your product special?
URB-E combines a lot of good ideas into one great idea. We took a need for versatile personal transportation and mixed it with sustainability, safety and design in a way no other company has. The result: the world’s most compact foldable electric vehicle, and the only vehicle on the market that’s both sustainable and practical, lightweight and durable, professional and fun.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
URB-E is a team of perfectionists, which means that designing and engineering multiple prototypes was an incredibly rewarding process. The greatest challenge turned out to be developing a supply chain that was able to produce mass amounts of our final design consistently and safely. Luckily, our team is both resilient and committed to meeting its own high standards. Our work is about more than a vehicle; we’re creating a culture driven to solve problems by building incredible products.