McLaren Applied Lavoie Series 1 e-scooter

The bigger picture: Lavoie Series 1 e-scooter

Image credit: McLaren Applied

McLaren Applied has launched its Lavoie e-mobility subsidiary by introducing a lightweight e-scooter.

Lavoie, a micro-mobility subsidiary of McLaren Applied, has launched its Series 1 electric scooter featuring technology developed for McLaren’s Formula 1 cars.

The new e-scooter features the start-up’s patented one-touch Flowfold system, which helps fold the front and rear wheel hinges and collapses the stem of the scooter with just a single press of a button: this is inspired by the suspension system found on racing vehicles at the pinnacle of motorsport. The feature also helps achieve the greatest possible reduction in size while maintaining a large and stable deck when in use.

McLaren Applied Lavoie Series 1 e-scooter - Inline

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Complementing the system’s foldability is the fact that Series 1 is made of automotive-standard magnesium, ensuring a total weight of just 16.5kg. The designers say this makes carrying it into offices, homes and on public transport easier and more convenient.

Riders can charge the device within two hours on a domestic three-pin plug, offering 30 miles of range, and it rolls on large and wide tyres developed to absorb and withstand potholes and bumps.  

Riders can also track the precise location of their Series 1 via a bespoke app, and there is a loud deterrent alarm. The app also enables integrated turn-by-turn navigation, as well as offering in-depth stats and ride customisation.

The Series 1 is born from McLaren Applied’s innovation in motorsport and electrification. Its developers say they have engineered and built it to the same high standards as a supercar and infused it with technology inspired by motorsport machines.

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