Born to be Mild!

Some green concepts make their environmental statements by incorporating sustainable materials or technology, others simply draw attention to the issue by their design. Then there is “The Thunderbolt” Scooter Concept by Henrik Björkman. Though there is nothing groundbreaking about an electric scooter, my grandmother had one after all, there are a few interesting features behind The Thunderbolt Electric Scooter. The electro-magnetic power train is neatly housed in the rear wheel itself. Where one would normally find liquified dead dinosaurs, you can now store an alfalfa sandwich and herbal tea, where one might find a Earth unfriendly combustible engine, there is a huge gapping hole. This hole, or “anti-engine,” is a not-so-subtle protest against all combustible engines and does a pretty fair job of making us re-evaluate the way we look at modes of transportation and their form factors. With a range of about 70 kms on a three hour charge, you can easily “get your (non)motor running…and head out on the highway…”

Designer: Henrik Björkman


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