Kick 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.
1. The Electric Stand Bike
Dubbed the Electric Stand Bike, this striking creation is the Polestar O2 Convertible of the electric kick scooter world. The personal commuter is fit for riding the city streets as well as the outskirts in maximum style without impacting the environment. The electric-powered machine has bigger front wheels and a single rear one for maximum control. In fact, the front wheels are almost triple the size of the rear one which comes with its own independent dual suspension system to take on the bumps with maximum ease.
2. Avci’s e-scooter concept
Designer Fatih Avci conceptualized a foldable electric scooter for city residents, equipped with a swivel front wheel, smartphone holder, and a place to store your goods. While the e-scooters’ lightweight design and slim nature make them a convenient choice, storing them can complicate things. Solving this, designer Fatih Avci conceptualized a foldable electric scooter that’s equipped with a swivel front wheel and hook for storing items like groceries. Moving to the handlebar, Avci outfitted his e-scooter concept with an area to store your smartphone so you can easily see it when following a GPS.
This rental scooter dubbed YETTIE impresses on the first look for its sharp balanced design which seems tailor-made for city riding needs. The big chunky tires (by a kick scooter’s standards) make sure the rider is confident of taking turns at respectable speeds or driving during rainy days too. The essence of the design is its Sin City 2077 panache which Roman explicitly highlights in the renderings. For sure it has got to have a Cyberpunk 2077 influence – at least those LED lights and the flowing motifs on the inside lining of the front tires suggest the fact.
4. The Dragonfly
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.
5. The Zipper electric scooter
The Zipper electric scooter checks most of the checkboxes when one considers the ease of riding a scooter, fold it down when not needed, and is compact enough to store it after use. This urban ride gets a 500W motor that takes it to a top speed of 20 mph and is capable of pushing it up inclined roads with a 25-degree slope. It can haul a rider weighing up to 125 kg, so most people are good to go. The scooter comes with a maximum range of 16 miles on a single charge which fills the 10Ah battery in approximately four hours.
6. The EXT E-Kick Scooter
The EXT E-Kick Scooter by Dailyn Kim is the perfect example of an electric kick scooter done right. The reason – there are countless kick scooter ideas already on the market and this one brings a new dimension of riding. The EXT is designed keeping in mind the flexibility to switch between short and longboard modes. Apparently, the shortboard configuration on a kick scooter enhances speed and performance for power users, while the longboard form supports comfort and balance.
7. The Supersonic Kick-Scooter
The designer created the prototype of his organic plant structure-inspired kick scooter which can easily haul an adult weighing around 110kg without much fuzz. He calls it the Supersonic Kick-Scooter and justifies its namesake. The designer has used aluminum in the bare minimum quantity in the openwork construction to keep the weight of the three-wheeled contraption down. It does away with the kickstand because of the ingenious design which folds when you need to put it in your room or carry it after a short trip to the metro station. Simply push the lever by the side of the front wheels, and you’re good to go.
According to Mak, Smacircle solves the “last kilometer” problem of most crowded cities. While subways cover the majority of urban areas, the distance between each stop is at least one to two kilometers, which means your destination is likely one to two kilometers away from each subway stop. Smacircle is an electric scooter that can fold down to a size you’ll feel comfortable with bringing onto the subway and then once you’re out, you can zoom in the bike lane for your destination.
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.