Shopping carts have not improved tremendously, design wise, over the past century. Well, that has changed with the world’s first electric-powered shopping cart. It features “Ni-Cad batteries in the lower tray, pneumatic tires all around and some power-electronics to control a 15 HP Etek pancake motor.” Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

This is the kind of awesomeness little boys dream of building when they first imagine the possibility of being an engineer. The confluence of electronics and mechanical know-how and straight-up belligerent awesomeness makes us all warm and fuzzy inside.

[via JalopnikEtotheipiplusone]