Van.Eko Be.e, a Pay-as-You-Ride Scooter Made from Cellulose [Video]
It may sound wacko, but things are heading the right way with such technologies which are using recyclable materials.
That's how the Van.Eko Be.e weighs in at only 95 kg (198 lbs) ready to roll, a weight of which the battery is by far the biggest bulk. Speaking of which we must add it's a 40Ah 48V pack powering the 5 HP motor and making it capable to reach 55 km/h (34 mph).
The range is given by the speed one drives the Van.Eko Be.e at, and it can be increased to more than 80 km (49 miles) when riding at 25 km/h (15.5 mph), which is great! The 600W charger puts back 20 km (12 miles) every hour in your Van.Eko Be.e, so you'll be ready to roll pretty much anytime in case your roads don't take you very far.
The fun thing about this Dutch contraption can be used with a "Pay per Use" kilometer plan. One does not need to actually buy this scooter: plans from 300 to 1,000 km per month (186 to 621 miles) are available from €140 through €170 ($185-226), with the remaining distance from a month bounced to the next. A flat repair spray can is provided for free and Van.Eko will provide a new Be.e in case yours needs extensive repairing. How cool can the Dutch be? Via Tech Vehi.
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