Äike is a mobility brand that grew out of Comodule – a pioneer in micro mobility connectivity based in Tallin, Estonia. In 2019 ZANZOTTI was approached to support the design development of the new Model T. A durable kick scooter, manufactured in the EU and delivering the best urban riding experience possible in the field.

The integrated abstract yet informative dashboard called Aura provides all necessary riding information and includes a smartphone attachment for digital extensions and applications. The engineered folding mechanisms is the smallest of its kind and brings maximum flexibility also when not commuting on two wheels. Sustainability is maximised by sourcing recycled materials from local suppliers, using a supply and distribution chain as close to its manufacturing facility as possible and ensuring 92% of the materials used for the Äike T are recyclable. The removable batteries of the Äike T can be charged using a USB-C cable. The Äike T has a range of 25 miles on a charge from a 583.2Wh battery. It is powered by a 350W motor, with a top speed of 15.5mph, and weighs 19kg. The machine rides on 10in tubeless pneumatic tyres, and features both a drum brake and a regenerative electric brake. The machine is also designed to be weatherproof, and is offered with ‘Internet of Things’ technology provided by Comodule, which is run through an Äike app. That includes a digital ‘passport’ for each machine to allow for remove customer support, over-the-air updates and security features using GPS protection. That includes being able to use your smartphone to lock and unlock the device.