In Helsinki introduced a brand new vehicle.
Scouter LMV is a lightweight car that moves with a pedal power and a rechargeable battery. Press on the pedal as the driver and co-driver, writes yle.fi.
Maximum speed “Scooter” up to 25 miles per hour.
What to call this vehicle?
Is a completely new class of cars, so it called “scooter,” – said the Executive Director of the company Rideascout Petri Pitkanen.
According to Pitkanen, “scooter” was born as a response to the challenges of climate change and urbanization. Pedal electric car will be able in the future to replace the ordinary machine.
– 70 % of Finns go only short distances, a maximum of 10 km.
Vehicle “Scouter” and sell to individuals, but, above all, is a desirable acquisition for cities and tourist centers that want to provide their customers with the opportunity to travel around the area.
The first Rideascout contract concluded with the city of Tampere. In some tourist centers are interested in innovation, particularly in Ellivuori, Messilä and the Korkeasaari zoo. In addition to Finland, the company wants to expand in Europe.
In the cities of southern Europe on the streets along with city bikes, you can see the electric scooter. May soon be the turn of foot of electric vehicles?
One problem may be the size of a car. The length of the “Scouter” is two and a half meters, width one meter. Too small to be considered a full-fledged car, but too big for Parking on the sidewalk.
The similarity with the T-Ford
In the development of a “Scouter”, along with “Rideascout”, attended by experts of car factory Uusikaupunki. The design meets the company “Omuus”.
“Scouter” is vaguely reminiscent of the Ford model T or Studebaker from the early 20th century. Similar designs can also be seen in science fiction movies.
The car body is made of a fabric. As a result of “Scouter” only weighs about a hundred pounds.
Ride the new without any age restrictions
– The “Scouter” can drive anyone, because it is considered a bike – said Pitkanen.
Also a driving licence is not required.
It makes you wonder. What if in the future, driving this electric car can be seen ten year old children?
“Scouter” will cost € 7,500, in addition, to this must be added VAT.
The price is relatively high, however, according to Pitkanen, if you increase the volume of production, then the pedal cars will be cheaper.