Product design and prototype making for an electric scooter

Jyh Rong Chou, Shih Wen Hsiao

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Electric scooters are considered a new technical green product and a potential industry for many countries. With the highest scooter per capita density and the major producer of motor scooters around the world, Taiwan possesses sufficient conditions for developing electric scooters. In this article, work concerning product design and prototype making of an electric scooter is described, which was the outcome of a collaborative project for new product development. The final product was satisfactory, and was designed according to the aesthetic principle of golden section proportion, and subsequently outer housings were produced with fiber reinforced plastics (FRP) by hand lay-up process. Not only the product appearance was created, but a prototype of an electric scooter was also built using various traditional modeling and engineering techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-449
Number of pages11
JournalMaterials and Design
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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