Henrik Björkman’s Thunderbolt scooter isn’t technically revolutionary. An electric motor mounted in the rear hub provides motivation, meaning it’s pollution free. But it’s the visual statement that makes this concept interesting. Sticking a great big hole in the middle of the bodywork probably doesn’t make this the most practical feature, but it does provide a dramatic visual statement of the scooter’s green credentials. Think of it as a 3-D moving sculpture representative of the phrase “zero emissions.”
The Thunderbolt is also notable for its warm and friendly motorcycle-esque form. The soft lines and bubbly shape make it the antithesis of the sharp, sculpted superbike. One of our favorite features is the bar-mounted instruments (picture after the jump). We could imagine these appearing on just about any bike with flat bars.