Scooters these days can come in all shapes and sizes. Some are traditionally built while others are designed to resemble motorcycles. Then there’s the Tulip three-wheel electric scooter by designer Ognyan Bozhilov. To properly describe what the Tulip looks like, you’re going to need to know what an actual tulip looks like. Yep. The Tulip electric scooter looks like a tulip. Points for creativity there, Mr. Bozhilov.

To be fair, the Tulip is still a concept so it’s not like this is the exact some thing we’re going to see in the event it hits production. But you still have to give Bozhilov credit for creatively infusing the design DNA of a tulip into his creation. The quirky aluminum frame in the front takes the shape of the flower and functions as protection shields that encase the rider in a cocoon-like cockpit. Wheel fenders were also placed on the two front wheels, completely covering them up to create the illusion of the scooter sliding forward with just one Tron-like rear wheel aiding it.

Powering the Tulip is a lithium-ion battery that’s comprised of a motor and an inventer that Bozhilov combined in a single unit to space precious weight and space. According to Bozhilov, the Tulip is capable of hitting a top speed of 50 mph while covering a range of 60 miles on a single full charge.

It’s not certain how far Bozhilov’s concept will go, but I personally hope it makes it into production. We may have a lot of electric scooters in the market today, but I think we can do with one more in the fold, especially if it looks as ambitious as the Tulip.

Continue reading to read more about Ognyan Bozhilov’s Tulip three-wheel electric scooter.

Why it matters

It’s hard not to get caught up with a concept that looks like this. The Tulip three-wheel electric scooter is a “concept” in every sense of the word. The question is whether Ognyan Bozhilov has any intention of turning it into more than just a concept.

Smart money is he doesn’t because designing a concept scooter in a computer is one thing, but actually producing them is another thing. The latter usually involves money. A lot of it, actually. Supposing that Bozhilov doesn’t have the financial capability to build the Tulip, he’s going to have to find rich investors who are willing to tie up their money for this particular production.

In a perfect world, Bozhilov makes a killing with the Tulip and the scooter gains enough popularity that demand for it grows exponentially, thus making its creator a very rich man. But we don’t live in a perfect world. The chances are minuscule that Bozhilov gets the funds to build a production line of Tulip models and even if he does find the money to pull it off, actually selling the scooters is another issue entirely.

Suffice to say, don’t expect the Tulip three-wheel electric scooter to hit the road anytime soon. As much as I want to see it, I’m not going to hold my breath that it happens. Still, props to Ognyan Bozhilov for the incredible design vision. I can count in my hand the number of designers who are creative enough to come up with a design like this.

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