Bamboo is a material that I also see very well in the future. You can do it all: compostable toothbrushes, "river" washing machines, shelters, straws, and other objects ... today I discover that it is also good for electric scooters!
It is on this ecological material that an Italian startup, To Move, is aiming with the presentation of a folding and modular electric scooter: it is namesake, it is called To-Move, and bamboo makes it so ... I don't know. Vintage?
Children of a good mother
In the Motor Valley (the Emilian area where the electric revolution is relaunching an entire, glorious sector), companies are elaborated, invented and collaborated. Above all, we explore and recover. The target? Sustainable and creative electric vehicles, which combine traditional and contemporary elements. This at least the impulse of Andrea Strippoli, the CEO of the startup. The To-Move was presented just two weeks ago, but it only came to my attention today. What to say?
What is Renova To-Move?
In short: a bamboo mini electric scooter, destined for the famous "last mile" (usually the most polluting one). The first thing you notice at first glance? Style, what a question. The designers of the Polytechnic of Turin did a great job of combining form and function in a vehicle made (they are keen to say) entirely from natural materials.
The strong point: it is foldable! It will turn into a trolley that you can push or pull to get to the bus or train. And the bamboo will do its part to make it lighter. As mentioned, it is not intended for extended trips to short urban excursions, such as between the subway station and work! A "missing link" designed to do a daily job. More I don't know, there are no other specifics. As Checco Zalone would say, "the cooking is good, you can drain the pasta".
A first model to convince
To-Move is a good interpretation of sustainable mobility (but I really like the term "gentle mobility") that focuses on connectivity, sharing, sustainability and modularity. Four pillars that in the intentions of To Move they will be at the center of all their work. "We'll be guided by curiosity," he says Joseph Corcione, CEO of the startup, "to give an outfit to the best Italian technology".