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).

Waarmakers Designers:

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.

Why Hemp?

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.

Specifications

MAX SPEED:
55km/h (limited to 45km/h or 25km/h)

RANGE
Eco mode @45km/h 70-80km
Eco mode @25km/h >100km

BATTERY:
2,5kWh
50Ah at 48V (25A discharge rate)
Peak discharge: 90A for 120s

CHARGER
Built-in 600W
Fully charged 0-100% in 4 hours

OUTER DIMENSIONS
L x W x H: 1800x780x1720mm
(Including windscreen)
Wheelbase: 1300mm

WHEEL SIZE
12″-3.50 Front, 13″-4.0 Rear

WEIGHT
110kg (including battery)

CONTROLS
High-end electric, manufactured in Italy by Domino

BRAKES
Brakes by JJuan
Disks by NG Brakes
Manufactured in Spain

PERMISSIBLE LOAD
160kg, 2 passengers

OPERATING TEMPERATURE
-10°C to 55°C

CYCLE LIFE
1000 cycles to 80% of original capacity (at 100% DOD per cycle)

Source: https://www.vaneko.com/

Guy Salens

Guy Salens (motorcycle enthousiast): I want to show the world an overview of existing electric motorcycles and future projects. Because it's time.