Are you looking for something a little more environmentally friendly to travel around on? If you are this very innovative T20 Bamboo Electric Scooter might be just the solution. The ‘T20’ bamboo electric bike is a prototype by french designer Antoine Fritsch and is constructed from bamboo, together with cork, steel, aluminium and rubber.
Under the footrest Fritsch has incorporated a small electric motor that can reach a cruising speed of 35 km/hr (21.7 mph) for a range of about 40 km/hr (24.8 mph). The design works in a similar way to a children’s scooter, in that you have to push the scooter along to reach a cruising speed after which the electric motor will then be able to start providing power.
The T20 Electric Bamboo Scooter has been developed by Fritsch as part of an “ongoing research project to investigate themes exploring changing behaviours related to sustainable development.”
Unfortunately no information on pricing or whether the design will ever make to jump from concept to product has been released by Fritsch.