If you’ve got a spare £5,000 weighing you down and you’re after an e-scooter developed by an F1 team… great news! The RBS#01 isn’t, as you might think, the original branch of a well-known UK bank, it’s a carbon fibre e-scooter designed by Red Bull Racing.
As you’d expect for five grand ($6,000 dollars actually), the RBS#01 is quite a sleek looking thing. The display’s integrated into the handlebars, along with a front light, and all the cables are hidden.
Performance-wise, “the RBS#01 has power-to-weight ratio a racing car could be proud of,” according to the vehicle’s website – which rather masks the fact that most e-scooters do.
In fact this one, despite being made largely of carbon fibre, isn’t actually all that light. At 23kg, it’s up there with your average e-bike.
A lot of that weight is from the 760Wh battery. This is teamed with a 750W motor that promises up to 80Nm of torque with the scooter’s top speed limited to 45km/h.
Other than that, you get hydraulic disc brakes, chunky semi-slick tyres and an ‘oversized’ deck to make it feel a bit more stable.
As the dollar price tag suggests, the RBS#01 isn’t particularly aimed at the UK market, where e-scooters remain illegal on public roads pending the creation of a new low-speed, zero-emission vehicle category.