McLaren unveils an e-scooter that folds into an easy-to-carry package

Electric scooters are all the rage in the present times and most of the car manufacturers are joining this trend of electrification. McLaren is targeting fashion-consciously with its all-in-one electric vehicle, which is a battery-powered scooter set to redefine the complexion of personal mobility.

The British company has created a new branch dubbed Lavoie Electric (just like the Porsche Design label) to take on emerging developments in its quest for electric vehicles, whether current or future-bound. Like Wertheimer, Lavoie’s co-founder and CEO rightly suggested that they want to create a vehicle that is “reliable, perfectly functional, powerful, elegant” and has cutting-edge technology. To be precise, built the same way any car or motorcycle would.

Designer: Lavoie Electric

McLaren takes its clean energy ambitions for the personal mobility space very seriously, with Richard Clarke, former F1 engineer and EV expert Eliott Wertheimer and Albert Nassar leading the ranks at Lavoie. The first product will be the 1 Series folding electric scooter that is inspired by the suspension system of a world-class race car. That is complemented well by the chunky tires to further absorb potholes and uneven pavement. So you can pretty well imagine the driving comfort on this electric scooter in real life situations.

The true USP of this personal traveler lies in its ability to fold in half thanks to the patented Flowfold mechanism to become the size of an easy-to-carry pack, and that too with the push of a button. The magnesium-framed scooter weighs just 36 pounds for urban practicality, which is a huge plus. The Series 1 e-scooter has enough battery capacity to go 31 miles on a single charge. The unit can be recharged in a couple of hours, again a big plus.

The appearance is also kept in the foreground here with a sleek aerodynamic shape and an original triangular headlight. Safety is also paramount in this design, as the innovative light arrangement illuminates the road ahead and sidelights keep other drivers informed of your journey. The built-in display on the 1 Series provides turn-by-turn navigation, and the indicator lights are controlled from the handlebars.

Lavoie promises to reveal more details about the electric scooter in the near future and has not revealed any details on availability or pricing for now. However, the design is promising and is supported by tightly knit features that are very useful in everyday use.

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