Inokim ox wins red dot design award
Electric scooters, a rising global trend, allow personal mobility fifty times more energy efficient than the average car. They also resolve transportation issues such as traffic jams and parking. The original advantages of light weight and compactness have now evolved into performance needs such as smooth rides in rough terrain and power for uphill climbs.
This led to the development of a Sport Utility Vehicle style model of electric scooter.
INOKIM OX is the SUV of electric scooters for both urban and off-road environments.
The silent 500W brushless motor within the rear wheel and the powerful lithium ion battery allows the OX to travel a distance of 100KM and reach a speed of 50KM/h. The motor wheel is inspired by jet engines to reflect its power
There is a unique patent on the adjustable suspension system. The system allows the rider to alternate the suspension position: higher for larger suspension travel (rough terrain) and lower for better stability and higher speeds. The mono sided suspensions are distinctive in shape and color.
The design and styling are inspired by today’s SUV motor trend and reflect the OXs unique performance.
Material: aluminum \ plastic covers
A company launching an electric scooter ride share scheme in Christchurch and Auckland says they can be used on the footpaths as well as the roads.
San Francisco-based company Lime plans to introduce its electric scooters in the two cities over the next month.
The scooters have a 300-watt motor, a 48km range and a top-speed of 27km/h.
Lime’s Cameron Swanson told Sunday Morning that the Transport Agency is allowing people to ride on the footpath or the far left-hand side of the road and in bike lanes.
“So it’s really up to the user to make the determination on what’s safest in that environment,” he said.
The scooters can only be turned on through an app and the business model is similar to Uber where people upload a credit card and top-up the balance to pay for the service.
The app will also tell people if there are available scooters close to them.
The vehicles need to be charged every night so there will be a team of people who do a sweep of the city every night to collect them, recharge them and put them out again for use.
“That … allows us to kind of take control of the situation and make sure that every scooter is deployed in an appropriate way, make sure that it’s neat and orderly and everything looks nice out in the streets around town,” Mr Swanson said.
He said while it was an operational challenge to get all these scooters charged every night it made things look nicer for the cities.