We set out on a mission to use unique and innovative materials in urban mobility solutions. Taking inspiration from the past, and implementing our views for the future we aim to seduce toward a cleaner way of life. An experience about style, free minds and sense of purpose. Enjoying the moment, freedom and exploring new horizons. The Be.e is life.
The company Van.Eko has worked together with Waarmakers Designers (Amsterdam – The Netherlands).
The Be.e is arguably the greenest scooter ever; this e-scooter is made from plants. The be.e is a frameless bio-composite electric scooter, with a monocoque body made from flax and bio-resin.
The lack of an internal frame asks for a very different construction. The main shape of the Be.e forms a monocoque: a singular shape, which is both outer skin and supporting structure. Not different from an eggshell: the smooth outside surface is what gives the scooter its’ strength.
Aside from a more sustainable main material, it has more advantages compared to the your more everyday scooters. The frame of a normal scooter the frame is built with more than a hundred parts all produced in a highly energy-consuming manner, onto which about 14 plastic panels are placed. The Be.e scooter has far less parts, simpler assembly, and is built from natural fibers.
Waarmakers Designers was responsible for overall design, and designed and engineered the main body, which has proven to be strong enough to withstand everyday inner-city use, from initial sketches to the CAD documents, which were used for the molds.
The bio-composite material, and production, however does influence the shape if it has to also be a supporting outside skin, it needs to be rounded. Eggshells with corners are usually rather unsuccessful.
One of the oldest, strongest and most versatile crops in the world. It is extremely robust and resilient, making it a superior material for electric vehicles.
The combination of natural fibre into an indestructible frame, makes for a unique look & feel and conveys character and style. Beautiful surface quality, Great strength.
Hemp is cultivated with a very low footprint and improves soil quality. CO2 is captured in our frame until end-of –life when the body can be incinerated for energy recovery as biomass. It is an ideal renewable resource, fulfilling both functional as energetic needs.
55km/h (limited to 45km/h or 25km/h)
Eco mode @45km/h 70-80km
Eco mode @25km/h >100km
50Ah at 48V (25A discharge rate)
Peak discharge: 90A for 120s
Fully charged 0-100% in 4 hours
L x W x H: 1800x780x1720mm
12″-3.50 Front, 13″-4.0 Rear
110kg (including battery)
High-end electric, manufactured in Italy by Domino
Brakes by JJuan
Disks by NG Brakes
Manufactured in Spain
160kg, 2 passengers
-10°C to 55°C
1000 cycles to 80% of original capacity (at 100% DOD per cycle)