AppScooter is a very advanced mobility scooter made by Dutch company Bolt Mobility. The machine is an electric scooter that integrates with a smartphone and it is currently on sale across the United States, though it was first launched in Europe late last year.
The bike costs €3,490 but also comes with a mandatory monthly charge of €29 for the battery. Instead of buying a battery, you lease one and pay a monthly fee for this battery powering the servicing and connectivity features of the scooter. So far, bolt mobility has made no mention of how long these payments will last but has hinted that it will soon sign a one-year battery payment agreement for all of its products. That premium can be paid once or split up into monthly installments.
Considering the fact that this new scooter is new in production, reviewers are still learning how useful it is for disabled people, but Bolt mobility isn't holding back, calling the AppScooter ‘The Dutch Tesla on Two Wheels’. The bike’s USP is its app compatibility and the way it works with a smartphone. It’ll run apps like Google Maps, Spotify, and WhatsApp on the cockpit’s touchscreen display, and will integrate with a smartphone to display battery information, an option to remotely disable the scooter, sound the horn/alarm information, and more. The appscooter is powered by an electric motor with a claimed range of over 150km from one charge. The appScooter is 150% faster than a Vespa LX50 from 0 to 45km/h, which it hits in 3.9 seconds. The scooter's claimed range is respectable – over 93 miles from one charge, although that means not going over 15mph. It'll return a claimed 62 miles from one charge if you stick to 28mph.
An efficient electric scooter with some technical features can’t be a bad thing. After all, this is a digital age.