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The Transforming Movito Electric Scooter

Posted By Jorge Chapa On March 17, 2009 @ 1:00 pm In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 1 Comment

Movito Electric Scooter, Scooter, Create The Future Design Contest, Tai Chem Scooter, NASA award winning scooter, green design, sustainable transportation [1]

The Movito [2] is an eco-friendly electric scooter [3] that recently took top honors in NASA’s Create the future Design Contest [4]. Designed by Tai Chiem [5], the vehicle is propelled by a carbon-cutting in-wheel electric motor [6] located within a modular base that can be detached to form a two-seat vehicle.

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Here at Inhabitat we’re big fans of futuristic prototypes, and any design that has received a NASA award [4] definitely has our attention. The Movito consists of two modular parts – an upper scooter [7] chassis, and a base that provides propulsion via an electric motor and rechargeable batteries. The use of an in-wheel motor [8] 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 [9]. The innovative electric scooters are intended for urban use and come complete with a gps system with a touch screen interface.

+ Movito Scooter [2]

+ Create the future Design Contest [4]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=20963

[2] Movito: http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_file.asp?from_url=true&portfolio_id=843309&individual_id=181914

[3] electric scooter: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/08/zipee-zero-input-of-pollution-from-emissions-into-the-environment/

[4] Create the future Design Contest: http://www.createthefuturecontest.com/pages/view/entriesdetail.html?entryID=2327

[5] Tai Chiem: http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_file.asp?from_url=true&portfolio_id=836514&individual_id=181914

[6] in-wheel electric motor: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/06/eliica-25mph-electric-concept-vehicle/

[7] scooter: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/06/elv-motors-vkm-50-hybrid-scooter/

[8] in-wheel motor: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/14/venturi-volage-electric-vehicle/

[9] two-seater vehicle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/10/transportation-tuesday-lumeneo-smera/

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