Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Cooper loves/hates this allelectric scooter from Germany.
The Scrooser Electric Scooter is made in Germany, has a bizarre name (which makes for an even more bizarre verb), costs a king’s ransom, and honestly isn’t all that fast or powerful. So why am I writing about it? Because, simply put, it is breathtaking. Modern art at its finest, the steel-frame scooter is the very definition of simplicity, from its sweeping tubular frame that looks like it was sculpted into form by minimalist artist, Josef Albers, then painted and wheeled by a nameless robot at Tesla. The Scrooser is form and function in one bright and shiny and beautiful package.
As for its specs—minimalist ones at that—the standard scooter can hit flat-ground speeds up to 12.5 mph; for an additional 3 mph, secure the “supercharged” version. At 125 lbs (laden by its quite necessary lithium-ion battery pack), it’s not necessarily a lightweight, either. If you grab one, plan to rig a hoist from your davit to shore. Once onshore and fully charged, the little guy will net you 34 miles on a charge (also on flat ground, I assume), and a 2.5 hour recharge will grant you plenty of time to check out the local dining scene while gapers gaze in wonder. Though nice to look at, the Scrooser website store is a wee bit confusing to navigate, with its wide range of colors, options, and scootery accoutrements. But ultimately, the point is this: If you find yourself with a thirst for a fashion-forward, riotously expensive, environmentally friendly scooter to zip around ports of call, the Scrooser might just be the one for you. Scroose on!