The Stilride electric scooter designed like origami

The Swedish manufacturer turned its sustainable futuristic scooter from concept to street-ready vehicle in less than one year.

Stockholm-based Stilride is turning its SUS1 electric scooter prototype, first undisclosed in 2022, into a street-ready two-wheeler. 
The Stilride 1, as the scooter is now named in its production version, features a distinctive curved and folded origami-like frame. 

That’s the number one sustainability advantage of the Stilride. Instead of using carbon-intensive steel weldings, the startup developed a process based on folding and joining single sheets of steel together. 

The design doesn’t have the sole advantage of making the scooter more sustainable. It also makes it easier to dismantle and recycle the vehicle at the end of its life. A suspension-adjustable solo seat, a USD fork, and a mono-shock rear suspension complement the frame.

With a weight of 286 pounds, the Stilride 1 sports an air-cooled 8-kW (10.75-hp) PMSM hub motor with an integrated controller, delivering up to 207ft-lbs of torque and a top speed of slightly over 60mph. The scooter’s compact 5.1-kWh battery provides a 75-mile range and takes four hours to charge fully. The final price for Stilride’s first scooter is $16,500, with deliveries set to start in Spring 2024.

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