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The Tectus Enclosed Trike Is a True All-Weather Solution "For All Roads on the Planet"

Mobility scooters are essentially utilitarian transporters, so whatever focus they have on aesthetics is minimal. It doesn't have to be that way, though, Canadian company Daymak says.
The Tectus mobility scooter is a sleek, tech-packed, badass mobility scooter like no other before 14 photos
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Introducing the Tectus mobility scooter, an electric three-wheeler with a fully enclosed cockpit, incredible versatility that allows for multi-functionality, and a styling that stands out. The Tectus is the true all-weather AWD mobility scooter for "all the roads on the planet," and it's available today.

Sort of.

You can pre-order the Tectus today, so it's not yet available. Deliveries are scheduled for a tentative "2024," with the caveat that the maker is Daymak, a Canadian e-bike company with big plans to launch a new era of electrified mobility that includes, among other things… a flying car. Electric, of course.

The Tectus mobility scooter is a sleek, tech\-packed, badass mobility scooter like no other before
Photo: Daymak
In late 2020, Daymak announced the Avvenire lineup, which also includes the Tectus. "Avvenire" means "future" in Italian, and future-proof is exactly what these mobility solutions are: lightweight and entirely powered by electricity, they're fast, super-safe, super-smart, and super-convenient. They're also super-non-existent as of the time of press, if you'll allow the wording.

Avvenire includes six LEVs (lightweight electric vehicles) in total, each offered in a Deluxe and Ultimate trim, where the Deluxe is just a shameless euphemism for "basic," and the Ultimate is the ideal spec.

There's the all-terrain e-bike Terra, the fully enclosed recumbent e-bike Foras, the AWD mobility scooter Tectus, the fully enclosed AWD EV Aspero, the three-wheeler Spiritus, and the flying car Skyrider. A bit of something for everyone, as long as the budget allows it.

The Tectus mobility scooter is a sleek, tech\-packed, badass mobility scooter like no other before
Photo: Daymak
So far, Daymak has been focusing mostly on the development of Spiritus, described as the three-wheel car of the future (it can even mine crypto when parked, go figure!). Spiritus has a working prototype but is still nowhere close to production.

Now, they're giving us a look at Tectus, a mobility scooter like no other mobility scooter: completely enclosed and capable of handling whatever terrain you throw at it, it comes with a certain degree of modularity and plenty of tech.

Like the other Avvenire products, Tectus exists in the digital realm for now and has already blown past a planned May 2021 launch. Here's to hoping it makes it to actual production because the promises it makes would make the long wait worth it.

The Tectus mobility scooter is a sleek, tech\-packed, badass mobility scooter like no other before
Photo: Daymak
Power for this LEV comes from two motors, one in the front wheel and one moving the rear axle, totaling 2,000W and delivering a top speed of 32kph (20mph). You get full throttle mode and a reverse function, and a small cargo bay in the rear.

The battery is 2,400Wh for the Deluxe model and a 5,400Wh one for the Ultimate, promising a range of 160 km (99 miles). Daymak doesn't go into details here, so we're assuming this is the estimated range with a full payload. Seeing how the Tectus can haul cargo, nothing less would make sense.

Access inside is done by means of lowering the canopy, either manually or with remote unlocking. The Tectus has the same sleek, futuristic styling as all the other Avvenire LEVs, so it looks fancier than a standard mobility scooter.

The Tectus mobility scooter is a sleek, tech\-packed, badass mobility scooter like no other before
Photo: Daymak
The figure included above for the estimated range is only available for the Ultimate trim, which also brings AC, heating, air filter, backup camera with sensors, safety lighting, GPS tracking, tire sensors, an alarm clock (what are you to do without one?!), and cup holders. Optionally, you can opt for finger scan keys to the LEV, as well as wireless or trickle-solar charging, but this will add to the final bill.

Because it's enclosed, the Tectus is all-weather. The dual motors and bulkier tiers make it suitable for whatever terrain you have to cross to do your errands, whether that means sand, snow, or dirt. "This is a true all-weather, on-road off-road mobility scooter. No insurance or license required," Daymak says.

As far as mobility scooters go, the Tectus is badass. Daymak is pricing it accordingly, though a reservation is only $100: the Deluxe costs $6,995, while the Ultimate starts at $8,999. Bear in mind that, for this kind of money, the Deluxe has only standard features, so no AC or heating, safety equipment, or GPS tracking. The price of the Ultimate also shoots up if you add the optionals.

The Tectus mobility scooter is a sleek, tech\-packed, badass mobility scooter like no other before
Photo: Daymak
If you've seen the tests of the Robin Reliant on Top Gear many years ago – a timeless classic for all auto enthusiasts – three-wheelers are not particularly known for their stability on the road, and those with a single front wheel even less so. Daymak is swimming against the current with the Tectus, hoping to convince skeptics and disprove physics by packing its three-wheeler with tech.

"Go anywhere you desire" is a pretty irresistible invitation, to be sure. Let's hope it doesn't come with involuntary rolling at turns.

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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