This Electric Utility Wagon Stores and Charges Gear

A woman pulls the electric utility wagon in an image to the left. On the right, the wagon is seen with its power bank on top, in the woods.

An IndieGoGo project aims to fund a new fully electric utility wagon that comes complete with a power bank, potentially lessening the burden of lugging around gear.

The Litheli W1 Pro can move on its own at eight different speeds, meant to match the pace of its user. It powers on when the handle is grabbed, which also prevents the wagon from running ahead. There’s also safety lock that must be inserted for it to work, avoiding anyone accidentally setting it off. Within the handle is an adjustable speed wheel, making it easy to change pace.

According to Litheli, the W1 Pro can even go uphill while carrying over 130 pounds of gear. It is also meant to work on various terrains, including mud and shallow water. The power bank can propel the wagon for up to 30 minutes continuously, and it can charge devices with a USB-C and USB-A ports. Litheli says it can power up anything from phones, laptops, and even small appliances.

The wagon's power bank sits atop a surface.

While Litheli notes a number of use cases, from camping to tailgating, it is easy to see the benefit for outdoor photographers who want as much gear as possible but are limited by how much they can carry. Even in a standard utility wagon, there’s only so much a person can pull uphill. The fact that it can charge equipment on the go makes it even more useful.

That 30 minutes of runtime might not be enough, especially if that time is cut into by charging. However, the power bank can actually be swapped out, and it holds two batteries at once. The powerbank itself charges to full in an hour, and it has solar and vehicle charging compatibility. An, of course, if that amount of power still isn’t enough, users can simply use the wagon manually.

The wagon is seen in the woods with the power bank on top.

The W1 Pro has already raised more than $160,000 in funding as of the time of this writing, with another 23 days left to go in its campaign. The featured launch special include the eWagon, two power bank batteries, and a camping table-top.

The eWagon is already in production, according to the IndieGoGo page, and the first batch is expected to ship by the end of the year.

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Image credits: Litheli