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Big-wheeled, tubular electric scooter goes up for pre-order

Big-wheeled, tubular electric ...
The fat-tired Stator electric scooter is due to ship in the second quarter of 2020
The fat-tired Stator electric scooter is due to ship in the second quarter of 2020
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The fat-tired Stator electric scooter is due to ship in the second quarter of 2020
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The fat-tired Stator electric scooter is due to ship in the second quarter of 2020
A display on the handlebar offers ride and vehicle status information
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A display on the handlebar offers ride and vehicle status information
The eye-catching design is sure to turn heads
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The eye-catching design is sure to turn heads
The rear hub motor is reported capable of driving the Stator up to 30 mph
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The rear hub motor is reported capable of driving the Stator up to 30 mph
Riders plug in for a four hour recharge to the front of the deck
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Riders plug in for a four hour recharge to the front of the deck
Each four hour charge will be good for over 80 miles of range
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Each four hour charge will be good for over 80 miles of range
The first thousand Launch Edition Stators will be badged and numbered
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The first thousand Launch Edition Stators will be badged and numbered
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The Stator fat-tired electric scooter that broke loose in prototype form back in October, 2018, has today gone up for pre-order. The eye-popping Launch Edition ride now sports blade wheels for cooling the more powerful motor and helping with braking.

The brainchild of Nathan Allen and developed by NantMobility (a division of Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantWorks), the unquestionably-stylish Stator is being made using automotive-grade materials.

"Our goal at NantWorks is to combine the collective promise of science, technology, and communication and make it accessible to all people," said Dr. Soon-Shiong. "The Stator Scooter is the physical application of that goal – grace in motion that serves a functional purpose."

The first thousand Launch Edition Stators will be badged and numbered
The first thousand Launch Edition Stators will be badged and numbered

The production-ready Stator will have four ride modes – Limp, Eco, Sport and X – to suit skill levels, and different situations and environments. Its makers say that the e-scooter will roll at up to 30 mph (48 km/h) and have a range of more than 80 miles (128 km) per four hour charge.

Stopping power will get some help from a bladed wheel design, which will also help to cool the rear hub motor. NantMobility says that the tires tires are durable and quiet, with tread that's been designed to "shrug off water." And day and night scooting is possible courtesy of powerful lighting front and back.

No further details have been made available at this time. You can reserve your Stator LE now for a deposit of US$250. Pre-orders are being limited to 500, but production is expected to go way beyond that, with the first thousand units sold coming badged and numbered. The e-scooter should be ready to ship by the second quarter of 2020 for $3,995.

Product page: Stator LE

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6 comments
McDesign
I do love the one-sided frame design - a new approach.
christopher
Without guards, those fat wheels are going to spray grime all over the back and front of you...
buzzclick
Looks cool, but how much does it weigh? The top speed and range is good, but at almost 4 grand, it's a little pricey.
Signguy
A LITTLE pricey?! What a joke...just so you don't have to walk...
John Ten
the handlebar looks unbreakable LOL... impressive man. large fat wheels is what i'm talking about, safely to me is everything. wow 4k. not too bad if it is safe and nearly unbreakable.. hope the range isn't exaggerated but more in line with how Emove Cruiser promotes theirs - real world numbers.
OwkayeGo
I can't believe this thing doesn't have any fenders. What were they thinking?