Scooser

The Harley Davidson approach of the Electric Scooter by Startup Scrooser

 

6dae43640cdd5ffe8a2e5c7a9b4e2185_largeEnjoy a few second looks while embracing urban transportation on a sexy, efficient, and responsible Scrooser. While riding in Eco mode, one battery charge will last an estimated 25 days in the urban environment.  Scrooser is a mobility solution that does not require a license or a helmet.

Born in Germany, made possible by Kickstarter – this Eco-friendly scooter with fat tires allows people to efficiently travel and move through the city environment.

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One part electric motor scooter, one part kick scooter, the Scrooser sets itself up for urban cruiser duty. Move through a crowd on a busy sidewalk, or hop out into the bike lane and cover some real distance. A Kickstarter pledge of $1,700 will get you a kick-only Scrooser without a motor, but a full-fledged Scrooser will run you something in the neighborhood of $4,500.

The Scrooser’s tech specifications are pretty impressive. At 60 lbs, the Scrooser is luggable onto any public transport that would have it. A hydraulic front disk up front and engine braking in the rear should bring the Scrooser to a confident stop. Going is more interesting, however, and the Scrooser will cruise along up to 15 mph for 22-34 miles depending on how much kicking along you do. Powered by a 1 KW hub motor, charging time is spec’d at 1-3.5 hours depending on the charger.

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The Scrooser is cool while most personal transport options are pretty dorky. Sure a Segway is super fun, but nobody looks cool while riding one. The Scrooser is downright chic and if this company can make it through the dip and into full scale production, chances are this little runabout may very well become the ultimate object of techno-urban cache. I’m not going to lie to you, Marge. I want one.

Flash and style aside, what’s particularly brilliant about the Scrooser’s design is the relationship between its seat and its handlebars. The fact that you can easily ride it upright like a kick scooter, or sit back and cruise like a Honda Ruckus is particularly clever. This hybridization puts the Scrooser in that in-between land where one could seemingly ride it anywhere. Bike lanes, sidewalks, anywhere. Don’t run over anybody, and you and your Scrooser could carve the urban landscape with impunity.

Article by ScooterFile

Posted by Minji