Foldable Scooters are all the trend these days! They are easy to ride, compact, and also pretty approachable! Weaving through traffic is super easy with them, letting you finally bid adieu to traffic jams. And since they’re usually electric, then you’re also automatically cutting down on fossil-fuel consumption, and being a major support to planet Earth, if you choose to ride them. In an ode to scooters and their immense functionality, we’ve curated a collection of innovative and nifty scooter designs that seem to be slowly taking over the automotive industry.
Ekaterina Tiholova designed her version of an electric scooter, and to be honest…it looks like a flat-packed one! Tiholova’s scooter features a plain black base supported by two bulbous wheels. Its metallic grey and matte black looks are eye-catching, with a flash of lime yellow where you hold onto the handle, sealing the deal. The intricately treaded front wheel leads up to a quadrilateral-shaped handle, the scooter’s most unique feature!
Designed and developed by the London-based D-Fly group, the Dragonfly is the world’s first and only hyperscooter. Think of it as a hypercar you ride while standing. With a dual powertrain that provides high speeds of up to 38mph (that’s 61.1 km/h in the metric system) and a removable rechargeable battery that provides 28 miles of range (45km), the Dragonfly sits definitely on the high-adrenaline end of the scooter spectrum. It comes with an F-1 inspired 3-dimensional tilt-steer system that offers an unbridled riding experience aside from the Dragonfly’s 4.5-inch 4K dashboard and in-built high-definition Bluetooth speakers that extend the experience beyond just the ride.
When it comes to production, performance, and style, Audi is consistently top-rated, which could explain the inspiration behind Kim’s e-Tron design. His interpretation of the e-scooter resembles the cool metallic finish we expect from Audi models, sporting a smooth, glacier-gray coating for the scooter’s bar and exterior deck. The deck is equipped with a non-slip, black, rubber-treaded grip so that while you’re coasting down the boulevard, your feet can stay firmly planted. You’ll find the electric scooter’s accelerating buttons on its handlebar, which is wrapped in a thin and smooth silicone grip for steady balance, without any moisture absorption. The scooter’s electronic display gleams front and center on the scooter’s handlebar. There, you can read the time of day, along with the e-Tron’s battery levels and changing riding speed.
Mjotim, from Yifeeling Design Lab, was produced in order to meet today’s technological standards while paying tribute to the earliest forms of motorized scooters. Adhering to the typical structure of the scooter, Mjotim was designed to be ridden standing up, with the vehicle’s motor encased inside and gear information outside of the steering column, along with two handlebars, which are primarily used for steering.
Mercedes-Benz has launched this EV in collaboration with a Swiss scooter specialist, Micro, to make this e-scooter sleek, strong, and efficient. It features an electric motor with a maximum 500 W power which allows the scooter to accelerate to a speed of 20 km/h (permitted in Germany) while the 7.8 Ah battery gives a range of up to 25 kilometers. This lets users travel with speed, comfort, and security. The kickboard is wide enough to have plenty of room for both feel and has a non-slip coating for more stability. The e-scooter has front + rear suspension and comes with 20 cm diameter rubber wheels that effortlessly handle uneven surfaces like cobblestones making it ideal for short urban commutes.
This award-winning e-scooter was designed keeping in mind the needs of someone commuting daily in a city. Thus it was made portable, lightweight and since it literally folds in half, it is an extremely convenient option. Segway is already a global leader in electric mobility and they are not only upping their tech but also their design game with this scooter. The Ninebot KickScooter Air T15 is seamless, compact, and minimal in its form. The Air T15 team spent over SIX years (nearly 12,500 hours) perfecting its ergonomic design using the lightest yet the most durable material for a sleek and futuristic aesthetic without compromising on reliability and power.
Dubbed the A R C _ Electric kickboard, this minimal kick scooter’s design has a very modern approach – keeping in mind the practicality of use. Things like the foot support can be toggled depending on the sitting position by simply pressing lightly with the feet. To ensure no one has unwanted access to your ride, it comes with a fingerprint recognition system with intelligent security built into the display that also shows the vital telemetry like the level of charge, real-time speed, and navigation details. As for the looks, the kick scooter comes in a very cool black and silver metal combo for the overall body design, well complemented by the hip yellow-red on the handlebar to spice up things for urban users.
While this isn’t a new thing in the world of Bird and Lime, Glide’s design has one key feature that puts it above its competitors – it is foldable! Why is this so important? You must have seen the rideshare scooters strewn all over the sidewalk causing clutter but with Glide, you have to dock it when it’s folded so it keeps the surrounding clean and hazard-free (I have tripped over three myself!). The design concept is focused on making the experience better for users and also for non-users – it relieves the contractors of having to collect scooters strewn all across the city to charge and put back, its modified design lets you dock your phone to navigate so you never have to use one hand to steer again, and adds details that make it possible to easily carry your bags.
Jung Soo Lee has mustered up the niche idea of a two-wheeled commuter for the whole family inspired by the simple line, and that’s the reason she likes to call it the One Line. The idea is darn simple – a line is the mainframe of the commute, and depending on who’s going to use it, One Line can adapt to that form. It can be a classic Korean bicycle with a basket (having integrated light) to keep the groceries you just bought from the supermarket or fresh flowers for your lover. Then in another avatar, it can take the shape of an electric scooter for faster commuting from one place to the other. One scenario for usage is the e-kickboard, wherein the line frame design now functions as the platform for standing. For the first two iterations, the battery is placed under the seat with LED indicators displaying the remaining battery levels.
The Cleaning Board electric scooter presents a win-win situation; it takes the strain off of the workers and allows them to cover a larger area in less time. The Cleaning Board consists of three parts: a supply bin, kickboard, and a mobile app. The bin has two compartments: one for broom handles and dust collectors, the other for smaller items, such as masks, a fire extinguisher, a first-aid kit, water, and a hot/cold pack. When the user isn’t traveling, the kickboard folds up against the cleaning vessel, transforming the scooter into a pushable cart. Also, light strips along the board’s edges make the vehicle (and rider) more visible at night. Finally, the Cleaning Board features a companion app that would send workers information about the trashcans on their route, which would help them prioritize specific stops.