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