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David LarssonBy David Larsson
First created
David LarssonBy David Larsson
First created
SEK 1,913
pledged of SEK 463,295pledged of SEK 463,295 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 12 2019 9:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Fixing the climate is something I care much about. The Solar Electric Scooter will not make that single-handedly, but it can make a great contribution. Solar energy is a wonderful resource that we could use a lot more and electric transportation surely is the way to move things in the future. Why not combine the two of them?

Stay close to your surroundings

My aim is to replace most of your local car trips with a lighter vehicle, where you stay in contact with the surroundings. You will feel the wind on your chin and sense the smell from the bakery you pass by. You can make a quick stop and talk to pedestrians, without leaving the vehicle.

Simple but practical

I intentionally want to keep the design simple. It is a bike with added functionality, not a cheap car. This means you could use the bike lanes and reach your destination faster. Still it will cover your daily transportation needs, with room for two grocery bags and a seat long enough for two - or even three, where this is legally viable. And it should be possible to securely mount a seat for small children as well.

The way forward to production

I have spent some time thinking about the specification and basic design of this vehicle, but haven't had the funding to bring it to life. With the pledges from you guys, I will get professional help to build a functioning prototype in Sweden and then start looking for suitable partners for serial production.

About the inventor

David Larsson was born in 1977 in Köping (Sweden) and now divides his time between Lindesberg (Sweden) and Budapest (Hungary). He has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. Currently he is Senior Consultant and Head of Research at the Solar PV company Solkompaniet. Away from work he spends most of his time thinking about new inventions that will bring us closer to a sustainable world.

David Larsson (Photo credit: Erik Larsson)
David Larsson (Photo credit: Erik Larsson)

Risks and challenges

The project is quite straight forward, but of course there is still a risk of failure. I am certain that the funding I ask for will be sufficient to build a functioning prototype, but I could need pre-orders later to be able to set up the series production.

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