Gallery: The Transforming Movito Electric Scooter


The Movito is an eco-friendly electric scooter that recently took top honors in NASA’s Create the future Design Contest. Designed by Tai Chiem, the vehicle is propelled by a carbon-cutting in-wheel electric motor located within a modular base that can be detached to form a two-seat vehicle.

Here at Inhabitat we’re big fans of futuristic prototypes, and any design that has received a NASA award definitely has our attention. The Movito consists of two modular parts – an upper scooter chassis, and a base that provides propulsion via an electric motor and rechargeable batteries. The use of an in-wheel motor allows the scooter’s chassis to be slim, smoothly sculpted, and exceptionally lightweight.

Since the vehicle’s propulsion system is designed as a self-contained unit, two bases can be detached and aligned in parallel to create a two-seater vehicle. The innovative electric scooters are intended for urban use and come complete with a gps system with a touch screen interface.

+ Movito Scooter

+ Create the future Design Contest


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  1. Craig Schaffer February 7, 2015 at 1:09 am

    we are considering a series of alternative powered recharge stations in Northern Arizona, for electric vehicles to be sold at these outlets using vending machines, for the least price possible. If you’re interested see @johnhait on Twitter. We have made solar, 24/7

  2. kay.johnston December 12, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Soooo how can you buy one. And how much are they.. I want a couple

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