The new, innovative foldable Stigo electric scooter was presented to the public at September 20th in Paris, launched as part of the “1000 Pionniers” event, which brought together exceptional innovators from across the globe.
Stigobike Ltd´s goal is to offer door-to-door transportation solutions for people in dense urban areas. Stigo designs and manufactures innovative foldable electric scooters that are lightest and most ergonomic of their kind. The company is planning to produce 8,000 electric scooters in 2015.
This novel foldable electric scooter allows drivers to go virtually anywhere thanks to scooter´s ultra compact design and lightweight. “The Stigo scooter weighs only 17 kg and is a mere 45x40 cm when folded. The folded scooter resembles a golf bag or a wheeled suitcase, and can be brought along wherever one wishes to go – a restaurant, apartment, on public transportation or a small elevator. This makes the scooter distinctive and a perfect mode of transport for people in dense urban areas,” said Rando Pikner, CEO of Stigo Ltd, who was in Paris to present the vehicle and seek manufacturing partners.
"This is a unique opportunity for people and our future manufacturing partners to try the new scooter and test how comfortable and neat it really is. Stigo is small and safe to drive and we have received only positive feedback from the people who have tested it. It is quite fun to observe the reactions of people in the streets who have seen us driving the Stigo – the smiley faces, recognition and interest from strangers has given us the courage to expect to see a lot of Stigo-bikes on the streets in the future,” said Pikner.
Stigo´s maximum speed is 25 km/h, which allows Stigo to be classified as a limited performance scooter with lower legal and traffic requirements. It can be charged from a regular outlet and folding it takes only two seconds. Stigo is also very cost effective – to drive 12–13 kilometres per day, which is the average commute of an urban person, costs a mere 1.5 euro cents a day for the user. The cost of the Stigo electric scooter is 2,370 euros and it comes with 2-year warranty.
The company has listed three main target groups: urban users, motorhome and yacht users, and organisations, such as hospitals or airports, that are in need of indoor or closed territory transportation.