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This Smokin’ New Scooter Is Made With Hemp

This innovative scooter made out of hemp and other sustainable materials trumps your sea foam green Vespa.

You saw the headline, so let’s just get this out of the way. The new Be.e scooter, is actually made from a hemp-based plastic and thus is not a pure form of the cannabis variant. (Meaning desperate or bored potheads can’t smoke it.) Also, while hemp is indeed smokeable, it doesn’t lead to any kind of high. (So really, don’t try.)

There’s a bigger buzz around this scooter anyway. The real story is that the bio-based, fully electric vehicle is no less durable or chic than any non-hemp motor scooter. Van.eko, the Dutch startup behind the Be.e design, boasts that the shell is so resilient it will simply scratch or scuff—not fall apart—if it ends up in any minor collision. The scooter’s plant-based pedigree doesn’t detract from its overall performance either, with speeds up to 30 mph and a 50-mile range. (via 1: The Be.e | This Smokin’ New Scooter Is Made With Hemp | Co.Design: business innovation design)

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