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  • Beat Dodgers Traffic With URB-E

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    Since its inception, URB-E has been a Southern California company to its core. Created by Grant Delgatty, already a SoCal legend from his work at Vans and ArtCenter, and made by hand in Pasadena; every single part of URB-E stems from a love of our hometown. It goes without saying then, that we adore the Rams, Lakers, Clippers, and of course the current MLB championship contenders, the Los Angeles Dodgers. There are few things better in this world than an afternoon at Dodger's Stadium. The smell of fresh cut grass; a hot ball park frank in your hand; the crack of...

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  • Drive Less, Shop More With URB-E and Whole Foods

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    Everyone here at URB-E loves to eat, as evidenced by our four burner grill out back of our office, and monthly barbecues. With this love of food comes of course a need to cook it; but to cook means to get ingredients and to get ingredients means more time to wait before we can eat. Fortunately we work at URB-E, home of the worlds most compact foldable electric vehicle, and a quick shopping trip down the street to our friends at Whole Foods has never been easier. We've made so many appearances there, that in fact this past week we...

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  • URB-E is the NYC Commuting Solution You've been Waiting For

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    New Yorkers spend more time commuting than any other US city, an average six hours and 18 minutes over the course of a week. That's almost an hour more per week on the NYC commute than any other city! With a non-negotiable metro system and streets plagued by traffic, finding ways to cut down your NYC commute time can be challenging and expensive. That’s where URB-E comes in. The world’s most compact, foldable electric vehicle, URB-E is versatile and powerful enough to help even New Yorkers shave minutes and dollars off their commutes. URB-E Makes the Subway a Breeze New York City...

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  • URB-E vs. Electric Bike vs. Folding Bike | A Comparison

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    Personal Transportation: How Does URB-E Compare? There are lots of options for getting from A to B, especially in an urban environment. What's easier to take on the metro, a folding bike or an electric one? What's more efficient,  a boosted longboard or a car? When it comes to comparing last mile solutions, it can be tough to know what to take into account. To help you while you consider urban transport options, the URB-E team put together this chart comparing URB-E with other popular personal vehicles. You can see how URB-E stacks up against bikes, cars, and personal electric vehicles in terms of...

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  • URB-E in Santa Monica | Our Biggest Ride Ever!

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    Last Saturday, URB-E slathered on the sunscreen and took to the streets for our biggest ride ever! nearly 30 URB-E owners and team members met in Santa Monica to explore the city, cruise along the beach, and explore local shops. We couldn't have imagined a better start to summer than enjoying the California sunshine with our URB-E community! URB-E meets at Caffe Luxxe We started off the ride with free coffee and tune-ups at Caffe Luxxe. As soon as everyone was introduced and caffeinated, we hit the road! California Cruising It’s amazing how perfect URB-E is for riding along city streets. Over...

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  • Urbie? Urbee? Urby? | Fun Facts about URB-E's Name

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    URB-E. It's unique. It's catchy. People ask us all the time what it's about. If you're wondering how the world's most compact foldable electric scooter got its name, look no further. URB-E has your answers. URB-E comes from “Urban Electric” At URBAN626, we are committed to designing innovative solutions to the pain points of urban living. We wanted a name for URB-E that was easy to remember, but also connected to our design values and goals. The a name URB-E incorporates both urban mobility and sustainability, two primary motives for designing URB-E. It’s pronounced “er-bee” Pronounce it like you’re reading...

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  • 7 Reasons Why URB-E is Perfect for LA Commuters

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    1. URB-E beats LA traffic. On bad days, driving a mile through Los Angeles can take almost as long as walking. You know how it feels to be in line for a stop sign for minutes on end or to be the last car that doesn’t get through the green light. On URB-E, the bike lane is your open highway. Zip past cars as you please, or ride on the sidewalk in areas where it’s allowed. You’ll be amazed by how URB-E shaves minutes off your commute. Don’t let traffic hold you back! 2. Parking in LA is a huge...

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  • How URB-E Can Save You Time and Money

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    We don't know if you've heard, but URB-E foldable electric scooters are the latest craze in personal transportation. And for good reason! URB-E is lightweight, compact, incredibly versatile, and can actually save you time and money on your daily commute. Intrigued? Let us break it down for you. Driving costs HOW much? Miles in a car add up. AAA estimates that the average cost of driving one mile in the US is around 59¢ per mile. Let’s say you have a 15-mile drive to work each day. That means driving to and from work costs you around $17.70 each day,...

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  • URB-E: The Fun, Fast, Foldable Scooter for Adults

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    How many times a day do you complain about transportation? Traffic on the way to work is a pain, parking at the gym and the grocery store take half the afternoon. We spend so much of our day struggling get from A to B, without realizing there has to be a better way. That’s where URB-E comes in. It’s a fun, fast, foldable scooter for adults that makes getting around town easy, quick, and–believe it or not– enjoyable! URB-E foldable scooters are built in the USA out of high-quality aircraft-grade aluminum and carbon fiber. They’re fully electric and have a...

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  • Share Your URB-E Accessories and Win!

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    Ever since URB-E went on the market, we’ve seen a trend of URB-E riders customizing their URB-E to fit their personal needs. Some riders have added a bell, heart rate monitor, bluetooth speaker, lights, mirror, lock, and/or name decal. Whether it’s adding accessories that we sell at our showroom and online, or adding your own accessories, we love seeing how creative our owners get. One of our riders, Norbert, even started his own YouTube channel to show off his customizations! Because of this, we were inspired to launch a contest for all URB-E owners! We want to find out how...

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  • The Amazing, Compact Electric Scooter for Commuting

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    A little company in Pasadena has taken on one of the biggest challenges of modern life: improving urban commutes. Millions of people worldwide travel to and from workplaces every day, and as cities grow more and more congested, commuting has become one of the most frustrating and unhealthy rituals we all experience. That daily slog is why URBAN626, a design startup in Pasadena, California, invented the URB-E, a compact, foldable electric scooter that transforms urban commuting. An Electric Scooter Made for Commuting URB-E electric scooters are designed to solve the last mile problem of urban commuting. They're ideal for those...

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  • Park Santa Monica | The URB-E Guide

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    It’s a summer morning, you’ve packed your beach bag, and you just can’t wait to spend the day in Santa Monica catching sun on the pier, riding the surf, or cruising the boardwalk. There’s just one problem: What is the best way to park Santa Monica? Park Santa Monica Beachside Santa Monica gets crowded on a summer day, and curbside parking near the beach is virtually nonexistent. Santa Monica has a number of beachside lots that fill up quickly, so it’s best to get there early on weekends. Beach lots are $8 upon arrival on weekdays, $10 upon arrival on weekends. There’s...

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