Meet the McLaren-Made E Scooter, the Lavoie Series 1
Lavoie, a subsidiary of McLaren Applied, has introduced the Series 1 electric scooter, the first two-wheeler in a long line of transporters, perhaps?
Is it as nimble as an F1 McLaren tho? © Credit to McLaren Applied
The first electric transporter from McLaren is an e scooter? Apparently so, with news that Lavoie is coming out with a sustainable transporter that combines heritage and luxury in one tight package.
Introducing the Series 1, an e scooter made from automotive-grade magnesium and weighs in at a light 16.5 kilograms.
Distance-wise, it offers 31 miles of electric range with a nippy two-hour charge time on a domestic three-pin plug, which isn’t bad when compared to some of the other popular two-wheelers in the market.
“We wanted to make a vehicle that’s reliable, faultlessly functional, powerful, stylish, full of state-of-the-art technology – and built the way you would a car or a motorcycle.”
— Lavoie co-founder Eliott Wertheimer
The Series 1 features the always-impressive Flowfold system. At the press of a button, the transporter folds the front and rear wheel hinges, allowing the rider to collapse the stem and store it just about anywhere!
What’s more, this scooter features a “ground-breaking lighting system” that illuminates the rider via a rear-mounted light, making them a lot more visible to traffic and pedestrians when on the move.
The front lighting system, complete with turn signals that can be activated from the handlebars, and the floodlights on the sides of the scooter, also add to the visibility factor (and look really cool, reminding us of something you might see from a futuristic video game).
Like most other electric scooters, the Series 1 comes with a mobile app that allows the rider to track and locate the scooter in real time.
The app includes additional features like turn-by-turn navigation, in-depth stats, and customisation (akin to a legit McLaren).
We don’t know when the Series 1 could go on sale, as it stands. That said, order books open next month, so expect more information to follow in the not-so-distant future.
Check out the preview video below to see the Series 1 in closer detail.
We’d love to know how much this e scooter will cost, its tech specs, and most of all, where it fits in the current transporter market. A challenger to Xiaomi? Only time will tell.