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The Transforming Movito Electric Scooter
Posted By Jorge Chapa On March 17, 2009 @ 1:00 pm In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 2 Comments
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 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=20963
 Movito: http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_file.asp?from_url=true&portfolio_id=843309&individual_id=181914
 electric scooter: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/08/zipee-zero-input-of-pollution-from-emissions-into-the-environment/
 Create the future Design Contest: http://www.createthefuturecontest.com/pages/view/entriesdetail.html?entryID=2327
 Tai Chiem: http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_file.asp?from_url=true&portfolio_id=836514&individual_id=181914
 in-wheel electric motor: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/06/eliica-25mph-electric-concept-vehicle/
 scooter: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/06/elv-motors-vkm-50-hybrid-scooter/
 in-wheel motor: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/14/venturi-volage-electric-vehicle/
 two-seater vehicle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/10/transportation-tuesday-lumeneo-smera/
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