Be.e electric scooter is made from hemp Be.e electric scooter is made from hemp
jul 29, 2013

Be.e electric scooter is made from hemp

Be.e electric scooter by van.eko is made from hemp
all images courtesy van.eko

 

 

developed as a collaborative effort between InHolland, NPSP composites and van.eko, dutch design duo waarmakers have created the Be.e; the first biocomposite e-scooter made with a  monocoque body of hemp, flax, and bio-resin. created with state of the art propulsion systems and well proven drive train components, the two-wheeled light electric vehicle is presented as a pay-per use solution, suitable for city commuting and even for trips into the country side. the batteries allow for up-to two hours of driving the hemp scooter or 60 km in the worst of conditions and the system includes with a 600W charger, allowing users to fully re-charge in under three hours. in addition, the windscreen is nano-coated with a hydrophobic layer that makes water droplets and dirt particles deflect off the surface, improving visibility in dark and rainy conditions.

 

 

Be.e hemp scooter in action
video courtesy waarmakers

 

 

the electric scooter is composed of a biocomposite of hemp, flax, and resin

 

 

the Be.e electric hemp scooter has a monocoque body; a unique construction in which the object’s external skin supports the load, similar to an eggshell, eliminating the need for a frame and the usual numerous plastic panels. this structural engineering feat is enabled through the use of dutch flax and bio-resin, creating an extremely sustainable, lightweight and strong material.

 

 

Be.e electric hemp scooter in use at a recent demo

 

 

 

 

the system comes with a 600W charger, allowing users fully re-charge in under three hours

 

 

the windscreen is nano-coated with a hydrophobic layer that deflects water droplets and dirt particles

 

 

the electric scooter body is made entirely from biocomposite hemp

 

 

seating detail on the biocomposite hemp scooter

 

 

the monocoque body is made from flax and bio-resin

 

 

flax and bio-resin construction detail on the electric scooter

  • great. this is very cool

    Stella says:
  • Great!

    João Cruz says:
  • smokin’

    dbkii says:
  • The very best of luck to these designers. I love the idea in a dozen ways, not least because if you plugged this into a solar array to recharge, you would have a vehicle whose operation was renewable, made of components that are renewable. Bravo!

    Mac McDougal says:
  • Good industrial solutions for the third world countries, heavily dependent on agriculture. Agriculture waste could be converted into engineering goods. Providing the farmers additional incomes. Apart from that the raw material is a sustainable and bio degradable. This is the way to go forward.

    Vijay kunchum says:
  • Nice design!
    Is this going in production? Hopefully its payable for common people so that everybody will go electric!

    Bart says:

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