Arevo, the firm behind the Superstrata bike, is launching a 3D printed carbon fibre composite e-scooter via Indiegogo. The scooter’s frame will be constructed without joints or glue and will be tailored to the size of the rider.
Last year, Arevo raised more than $7m for 3,500 made-to-measure 3D-printed carbon fibre Superstrata bikes.
The firm said its 3D printing process allowed it to build a lightweight, ultra-strong frame quicker than using moulds and with less manual labour.
It seemed a promising method of construction – even if some of the Indiegogo backers were left a little underwhelmed by what they eventually received.
The Scotsman is borne of the same technology. For each scooter, Arevo will print a body, stem, and handlebar tailored to the owner.
The basic model, the Scotsman 500, will feature two 250W motors and a 500Wh battery. There’ll also be a Scotsman 1000 with two 500W motors and a Scotsman 2000 with two 1,000W motors.
There’s an option to add a second battery too.
The e-scooter was designed by Branch Creative. Founder Josh Morenstein commented: “In designing the Scotsman, we wanted to elevate the scooter experience to a sophisticated alternative means of transportation that appeals to the urban professional commuting to work as much as the performance geek who wants the latest in electric mobility.
“Being able to 3D print in continuous carbon fibre composite enabled us to pursue designs not otherwise possible in other materials and fabrication techniques.”
The Scotsman will sell for $2,999 but can be ordered through the Indiegogo campaign with special pricing. Shipping is due to begin in December 2021.