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Scooterson rides out fat-tire Rolley+ smart e-scooter

Scooterson rides out fat-tire ...
The Rolley+ smart electric scooter is currently raising production funds on Indiegogo
The Rolley+ smart electric scooter is currently raising production funds on Indiegogo
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The Rolley+ smart electric scooter is currently raising production funds on Indiegogo
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The Rolley+ smart electric scooter is currently raising production funds on Indiegogo
The Rolley+ has a deck area wide enough for feet to be positioned side by side when seated
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The Rolley+ has a deck area wide enough for feet to be positioned side by side when seated
The Rolley+ rides on custom Kenda fat tires
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The Rolley+ rides on custom Kenda fat tires
The Rolley+ has a top speed of 20 mph, and a per-charge range of 30 miles
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The Rolley+ has a top speed of 20 mph, and a per-charge range of 30 miles
A companion app serves as a wireless key, virtual dashboard, and map-based locator
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A companion app serves as a wireless key, virtual dashboard, and map-based locator
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We've seen a number of fat tire electric scooters over the years, such as the Scrooser and Phatty, but the similar-looking Scooterson Rolley+ is claimed to be more feature-packed and smarter than the rest, as well as being easy to ride.

Currently raising production funds on Indiegogo, the Rolley+ rocks an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy chassis coupled with a carbon-reinforced polymer body, features a single padded seat above the rear fender, and rides on custom 200/30-11 Kenda tires.

A companion app serves as a wireless key, virtual dashboard, and map-based locator
A companion app serves as a wireless key, virtual dashboard, and map-based locator

A 750-W geared hub motor produces 80 Nm (59 lb.ft) of torque and zips the e-scoot up to an electronically limited top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h), while a 750-Wh removable battery is reckoned good for up to 30 miles (48 km) of per-charge range, with a full recharge taking around three hours. Stopping power comes from disc braking front and back, and the adaptive headlight will automatically come on when needed.

Scooterson has cooked in some AI smarts that can automatically make acceleration adjustments as you motor along, give you suggestions on how to get the best from your ride, and more. A companion mobile app running on a smartphone clamped to the handlebar serves as a virtual scooter dash, connecting to the Rolley+ over Bluetooth or LTE, and can be used to dial in four levels of motor assist.

The Rolley+ has a top speed of 20 mph, and a per-charge range of 30 miles
The Rolley+ has a top speed of 20 mph, and a per-charge range of 30 miles

The e-scooter is unlocked using the phone/app combo as a wireless key, or via facial recognition. Front and rear lighting can be turned on or off through the app too, the rider can receive notifications when the battery is getting low, or if someone tampers with or tries to make off with their ride, there's a Find My Scooter feature that shows the location of your e-scoot on a map, and the Rolley+ can even be shared with authorized family and friends.

Scooterson says that the development and prototyping stages have now been completed, and a short manufacturing run has already taken place. Indiegogo pledges for the first mass production units start at US$2,390 and, if all goes to plan, shipping to backers is estimated to start in May 2022. The video below has more.

Rolley Scooterson. The Intelligent Scooter.

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7 comments
7 comments
Smokey_Bear
cool, but pricier then I would've expected.
nick101
The big tires will make for a smooth ride at the expense of rolling resistance. Too bad it doesn't put it's removable battery under the handlebars where it would be handy to remove and replace.
Lamar Havard
Phat Scooters start at around $1,800, so...
jerryd
I really like this style but could be less money. Composite parts can be done as well in FG instead of costly PITA to work with CF for instance.
The other one with center hub steering is more simple, light.
BlueOak
Those tires would seem to dramatically improve safety and stability vs the tiny/narrow scooters.

But I could do with less carbon fiber and “space age” alloys if it knocked a good chunk of the wind out of that US$2,400 price.

Can’t wait for some of these improved designs to hit sales volumes that dramatically improve the economies of scale… and therefore drive prices down to earth.
GregVoevodsky
4" tires are twice the drag of 2" tires... I can't imagine why anyone would want 8 inch tires except for a car or dragster. I love how they put the plug not on the side up lift the seat and let it fold on the cable to charge. Are these standard batteries?! The range must be very short without pedaling. I'll stick with my Cyrusher e-bikes any day for a better workout, more distance, and price. I'd be surprised that this company survives 5 years with over produced exotic stuff, dumber tech, it knows your speed preference?! LOL?!
GregVoevodsky
Where are the surfboard racks, lights, baskets, extra battery rack, mirrors, water bottles and centered display like every e-bike. Who mounts the main info off center?! Oh, the Tesla 3... me bad. ;-). How about a baby controller centered, so I can use my iphone for Waze and my Music?