STILRIDE’s SUS1 E-Scooter Uses Robotic Arms to Produce “Steel Origami”

The SUS1 electric scooter is designed entirely from upcycled steel scraps and built with robotic arms.

Automotive
2,180 Hypes 0 Comments

STILRIDE, a Swedish start-up founded in 2019, is pioneering “industrial origami,” a sustainable method of manufacturing electric scooters and motorcycles using upcycled scraps of steel.

Founders Tue Beijer and Jonas Nyvang envision STILRIDE as a sustainable manufacturer of high-performing electric bikes using scraps of recyclable steel. Nyvang adapted early sketches of the SUS1 e-scooter using paper origami as a visual mock-up of the current model.

In a similar fashion, STILRIDE uses robotic arms to contort and twist sheets of steel into curved folds, molding the chassis of its e-bike from scrapped recyclables. Coined “industrial origami” by the internal team, the process yields a chassis that requires 70% fewer components and reduces labor production costs by 25%. The company model radically eliminates the need for flagship factories since its e-bikes are produced closer to consumers in existing steel workshops, doing away with costly shipping costs.

STILRIDE’s electric scooter uses steel derived from green hydrogen and emits half the carbon footprint seen produced by contemporary scooter models. The SUS1 is currently in production and will reach consumers later this year. The model revs to 60 miles an hour with an estimated maximum range of 75 miles an hour.

Head over to STILRIDE’s home website to learn more about its sustainable manufacturing and future projects.

In other automotive news, Singer reveals its next-generation lineup of the Porsche 911.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Piaggio Taps Designer Feng Chen Wang To Reimagine the Piaggio 1 E-Scooter
Automotive

Piaggio Taps Designer Feng Chen Wang To Reimagine the Piaggio 1 E-Scooter

Feng covered the scooter in a hand-painted watercolor inspired by the natural landscape.

LEGO Adds '60s Vespa Scooter To Its Creator Series
Toys

LEGO Adds '60s Vespa Scooter To Its Creator Series

Celebrating the 75th-anniversary of the Italian scooter brand.

PureArts' 1:1 Batman Cowl Replica Uses 3D Scans From the Original Prop in 1989's 'Batman'
Toys

PureArts' 1:1 Batman Cowl Replica Uses 3D Scans From the Original Prop in 1989's 'Batman'

The Exclusive Edition includes a Batarang as well.


Adidas’ NMD_S1 Sneaker Has Been Designed to Be Remade
Footwear

Adidas’ NMD_S1 Sneaker Has Been Designed to Be Remade

Saving the planet one sneaker at a time.

Air Jordan 4 "Blank Canvas" Is Styled With Colorful Paint Blobs on the Soles
Footwear

Air Jordan 4 "Blank Canvas" Is Styled With Colorful Paint Blobs on the Soles

Base layers are engineered with a full “Sail” canvas upper.

Ryan Schneider Releases a Mythic Sculpture With Case Studyo
Art

Ryan Schneider Releases a Mythic Sculpture With Case Studyo

There’s no fooling ‘NO-BODY’S FOOL.’

Mache Serves Up a Fresh New Balance 57/40 Collab in Honor of National Pizza Day
Footwear

Mache Serves Up a Fresh New Balance 57/40 Collab in Honor of National Pizza Day

The custom sneaker artist plays off of the colors of a delectable pie and a checkered tablecloth.

Justin Bieber Debuts Balenciaga's New Defender Sneaker
Footwear

Justin Bieber Debuts Balenciaga's New Defender Sneaker

Starring in another campaign wearing Demna’s latest collection.

'Jurassic World: Dominion' Trailer Sees Dinosaurs and Humans Attempt To Coexist
Entertainment

'Jurassic World: Dominion' Trailer Sees Dinosaurs and Humans Attempt To Coexist

Out in theaters on June 10.


First Look at the Nike Dunk High "Dark Powder Blue"
Footwear

First Look at the Nike Dunk High "Dark Powder Blue"

For the Tar Heel fans out there.

OAMC’s SS22 Campaign Focuses on What Matters The Most
Fashion

OAMC’s SS22 Campaign Focuses on What Matters The Most

Inspired by the work of Dieter Rams.

Converse Taps Come Tees for Chuck 70 and Apparel Collaboration
Footwear

Converse Taps Come Tees for Chuck 70 and Apparel Collaboration

Sporting digitalized versions of hand-drawn graffiti-style graphics.

Snow Peak Adds Field Suite Spa to Japan HQ
Design

Snow Peak Adds Field Suite Spa to Japan HQ

Designed by Kengo Kuma and opening later this year.

Tekla Launches Terry Towelling Collection Inspired by Finnish Sauna Culture
Design

Tekla Launches Terry Towelling Collection Inspired by Finnish Sauna Culture

Introducing bathmats for the first time.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.