Äike Media Kit

The first and safest e-scooter on the market, that is designed as well as manufactured completely in Europe. Owned 100% by Estonians. 

Highlights

 

  • 92% recyclable
  • 42% recycled materials used
  • 10-year frame warranty
  • 5-year battery warranty
  • 1-year theft warranty
  • Weather-proof
  • 350 000 light electric vehicles connected to the Internet by Äike engineers

Key messages

 

  • The safest e-scooter in the world
  • The most durable e-scooter in the world
  • The least polluting e-scooter in the world

Product

 

  • Pneumatic tires for each terrain
  • The shortest braking distance
  • Stability guaranteed by ergonomic design
  • Always connected to your phone
  • 5-year battery warranty
  • 10-year frame warranty
  • 1-year theft insurance included
  • Maintenance service in the heart of Paris
  • The widest standing deck to comfortably fit both feet
  • Double braking system– mechanical drum brake in the front and electrical ABS brakes in the rear
  • Built-in “baby monitor”– lock and unlock the scooter through the owners App
  • Built-in IoT module–receive over-the-air updates, without having to go to the maintenance shop
  • Weatherproof– Äike will work in rain and -17 C.

Specs

Practicality

Range up to

40 km

Maximum speed

25 km/h

Lifetime

10+ years

Charge time

2 hours per battery

Sustainability

Built from

42% recycled materials

End of life

92% recyclable

Production

Only clean energy used

Dimensions

Length

1220 mm

Width

500 mm

Height

1175 mm

Mass

27.5 kg

Safety & security

Wheels & tires

10 inch, puncture resistant pneumatic tires

Theft and vandalism detection and reporting

GPS protection

Braking

Electrical ABS

Bell

Integrated bell

Technical

Moto power

350W

Battery capacity

680Wh

Kickstand

Double

Manufacturing

 

  • 100% clean energy production
  • 42% from recycled materials
  • 92% recyclable after its lifetime
  • 5-year battery & 10-year frame warranty
  • Developed and manufactured in Europe

 

The only e-scooter in the world, which is developed and manufactured in Europe. The Äike team holds the production process completely in their hands, using their own production site in Tallinn, Estonia for developing and building the scooters. ​​

The team knows where, how and why such vehicles are manufactured, and how they are being used. This is our launch pad for success.

The production line uses 100% renewable energy and outsources over 73,4 % of materials from Europe, mostly from Estonia, Sweden and Finland focusing on high quality and recyclability.

Engineer working on lifted standing deck of Äike scooter

Story

The founders of Äike first got together in a Student Formula event in 2011, where, as a team, they engineered and developed electric race cars. In 2014 they understood that building cars is still a huge part of environmental pollution and decided to focus on micro-mobility by founding Comodule, a world leading company which connects electric vehicles to the internet. When the e-scooter industry started booming in 2019, the engineers realized that the way how these scooters were built was still horrible for the environment, despite the seemingly carbon-neutral way of riding. Thus, the Äike team put their heads together and developed their own prototype e-scooter, breaking the myths of unsafe riding experiences and producing the vehicle using renewable energy and recyclable materials.

These scooters were tested in heavy daily usage. After gathering valuable feedback from the customers the engineers developed it further and now Äike is tested to be one of the most convenient and safest scooter on the market.

Now, Äike has grown its team globally. The scooter itself is still being developed and produced in its own production house in Tallinn, Estonia, but Äike has a local team in Paris, France, with a showroom in one of the busiest mainstreets there– Rue de Rivoli.

Leadership bios:

Kristjan Maruste–Founder, Head of Product

Kristjan Maruste is a tech-entrepreneur (honored to be selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe), a father for 2 rockstars, a husband for his queen, and the Head of Product at Äike.
Prior to starting his own company, he was the faculty advisor and project manager of an engineering and product development project called Formula Student.

Maruste led the development and construction of 6 Formula Student race car prototypes, including a full-electric solution.  His team proved to be one of the best young automotive engineers in the world by ranking TOP5 amongst 500 teams globally.

He has also founded Comodule, a company that manufactures and develops IoT solutions for electric bicycle, scooter, and motorcycle manufacturers or shared fleet operators. Comodule has connected over 350 000 e-scooters and has helped to launch fleets in over 60 cities worldwide.

 

Sigrid Ojavee–Chief Operations Officer

Sigrid runs the Äike team’s everyday operations starting from customer relations, organizing Äike test rides, looking over marketing activities and helping out as a team lead wherever necessary.  

Sigrid has 6 years of experience in the Estonian telecommunication industry, where she developed and built up a maintenance service system. In addition to telecommunication experience, she is the team lead and a fundraiser in a voluntary project called Solaride, building a solar car.

When not working, Sigrid still remains a hopeless multitasker. She can get passionately political about saving the world, having participated in several UN projects and can debate about different topics in 6 languages.

Äike visual branding

Link to photos, logos and CVI

 

Preview

Kaja Aulik

Marketing Specialist (French)

Sigrid Ojavee

Chief Operations Officer (English)