The Scrooser Electric Scooter Is More Than a Fat-Tire Moped
Cruising in comfort is what the Scrooser does bestby Tudor Rus, on
As far as urban mobility solutions go, we’ve seen an assault of electrically-powered gizmos flooding stores and sidewalks alike. Nowadays, you’ve got electric skateboards, electric drift trikes, and even electric buggies that can take you beyond the beaten path. But none of them compare to the Scrooser.
The story of the Scrooser started out as a Kickstarter campaign. After quickly breaking its $120,000 goal, the company built a limited run of 150 Scroosers before actually entering the market.
So, what’s so special about the Scrooser? For starters, it uses impulse drive, which activates whenever the rider pushes his or her feet off the ground, allowing the Scrooser to smoothly accelerate to its top speed.
Speaking of which, it is capable of 25 km/h (15.5 mph) and offers a maximum range of 55 km (34 miles), with a full charge lasting around 4 hours.
Another thing the Scrooser does is continuously monitor the rider’s movements, adjusting its parameters accordingly, which mean you can steer it by just using your bodyweight. How cool is that? You get to ride in style and work out at the same time.
Now, while the Scrooser’s performance credentials won’t leave anyone breathless, you’ll want to take into consideration that at 165 pounds (75 kilos), this is not necessarily a lightweight machine.
Otherwise, the Scrooser works just like any other electric vehicle out there.
It uses a 500W electric wheel hub motor powered by a removable 36V, 20Ah battery pack positioned under the footboard and comes with a full-dress braking system that uses hydraulic power for the front wheel and a mechanical arrangement for the rear one.
Its makers say it has a load capacity of 330 pounds (that’s around 150 kilos), which in theory, would allow two people to ride the Scrooser at the same time - but that would, of course, put a severe dent in the amount of fun you’d get from it.
However, just think about it: the amount of gear a single rider could take on the Scrooser is more than enough, as you could basically go on a three-day camping trip on this thing. Plus, it’s made in Germany, which might not be the funniest nation on the planet, but it’s surely one of the most thorough and quality-concerned.
Oh, and if you move quickly, you can buy the Scrooser at a discounted price of €2,900 ($3,233 at current exchange rates) instead of €4,750 ($5,296 at current exchange rates). Better hurry while the offer lasts.
|Weight (without battery)||56 kg/123.4 pounds|
|Tire size||18x9.5 inches|
|Top speed||25 km/h|
|Max range||55 km (34 miles)|
|Torque||38 Nm (28 pound-feet)|
|Battery||36 V, 20 Ah|
|Charging time||2.5-4 hours|
|Length||74 inches (188 cm)|
|Width||23 inches (58.4 cm)|
|Height||49.5 inches (125.7 cm)|