PHOTO CAPTION: Current Motors electric motor scooter.

Electric Scooters Can Be Faster Way to Get Off Oil

Dell helped develop $12,000 Current Motors electric Super Scooter

Published: 30-Apr-2012

Until charging stations dot the country, electric scooters make more sense than electric cars. Here’s why – and a look at what might be one of the most unique and practical models yet.

Last week I was at Dell’s Annual Analyst Conference, but the product at the event I most wanted wasn’t a desktop, laptop, a tablet or even a smartphone. It was a scooter. It turns out that Dell had actually helped create Current Motor’s electric Super Scooter.

What makes this particular scooter unique is that it both uses a hub motor, and was designed to use vehicle wraps instead of paint. That last point is something that I think the car industry will eventually adapt as well. Wraps have a number of advantages over paint, yet outside of advertising, you rarely see them used. Current Motors is the first manufacturer I’ve seen use this capability.


TUM electric scooter concept features enclosed passenger cabin with rider astride the rear.

Students from Technische Universitat Muenchen, Germany and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University collaborate on electric scooter concept.


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