Electric Scooter Uses An iPhone As Its Dashboard

Electric Scooter Uses An iPhone As Its Dashboard

Smartphone integration lets you keep track of battery life, mileage and more while you're riding.

Ross Brooks
  • 17 july 2013

With scooters being one of the most popular ways to get around in many Asian countries, Japan’s Terra Motors has made it possible to plug your iPhone into a scooter and use it as a dashboard.

Not only can you use the iPhone as a navigational device while you’re driving, but the smartphone can also display remaining battery charge, mileage information and average driving speed.


The company is also planning to release a series of free apps to users of the motor bike. Some of which will help owners to find recommended stores in their local area, as well as perform general navigation duties.

Powered by a removable lithium-ion battery, the A4000i has a reported range of 65 kilometers. The battery itself can last up to 50,000 kilometers, and the total charge time is said to take about 4.5 hours.

Terra Motors plans to sell 2000 units of the scooters, which will be mass produced from a factory in Vietnam later this year. Global sales are anticipated to hit 100,000 by the end of 2015 as the iPhone compatible scooter takes over Asia.

The scooter will be available for ¥450,000, which is about $4,500. There are also plans for a non-iPhone version, but no indication on price has been given yet.


Terra Motors


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