Electric Snow Scooter


[Dane] decided he wanted to make a rather large electric scooter, capable of taking him through even the most inclement weather — that’s right, even snow.

Well, after about 18 months of stop and go work it is finally complete — for now. It features an impressive 7kW brushless 3-phase motor, a massive lithium ion battery pack and more custom parts then you could shake a stick at!

The frame started out as one of those big push scooters from the 80’s, in fact, it is the same as the one shown in Macklemore’s Thrift Shop video (pic)! But since then it has had many a modification done to it — it looks as though the front end is the only part that wasn’t touched!

He’s got an incredible build log  his website, so if you want to build your own (you will once you’ve seen the video after the break), it’s a great starting point.


  1. ERROR_user_unknown says:

    First off nice red arrow graphics department I see what you did there. second this thing is hella dope man. That is one slick piece of equipment there congrats I am envious.

  2. davedarko says:

    I first was worried it could burn off while i read LiPo instead of Ion battery. He used LiFePo4 batteries, which have a bigger working range for temperature.

  3. Zapro says:

    I approve!

  4. strider_mt2k says:

    That thing looks badass!

    use it to pull sleds up the hill!

  5. SnoMan says:

    Disingenous to infer that it’s capable of being useful
    in snowy terrain. Not even close. The surface area and
    tread design, not to mention narrow concentrated point
    load footprint = you ain’t doing anything but spinning
    wheels in heavy snow.

  6. Dwgystyl says:

    Looks like a great build.. tho now i’ll go through the day with the Power Rangers theme in my head..

  7. Very cool project indeed! It could be nice to build a tricycle version with some big fat snow tires.

  8. Emerica says:

    18 months? I build these in a day or two https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1392100_10152007807710449_147251537_n.jpg

    Motorized GT snowracers. Snoman is also correct, it’s going nowhere in loose snow, you’ll need a good packed down trail and studs to get any sort of traction with the footprint.

  9. my2c says:

    - I’d be interested to know more about the ‘homegrown controller’ he makes mention of which he replaced the HK controller with… Dane?

  10. vonskippy says:

    Makers, hackers, builders, people who know which end of the soldering iron gets hot – PLEASE leave your lame ass musical taste off your demo video. Silence is golden, better yet, do a simple voice over that EXPLAINS your product.

  11. Whatnot says:

    To be completely honest, I’m most impressed that the vimeo video runs embedded and without many clicks.I guess vimeo got their shit together then? Or is it something else? Something that I did locally?

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