The machined minimalism of the Tesla Cybertruck is possibly the most divisive design in years, sporting angles and a finish that makes the DMC Delorean almost seem Isetta-ish. Wherever you fall in opinion, there’s no debate the design stirred up a great deal of hype and enthusiasm for its stark futurism, something the Infinite Machine P1 electric scooter’s sharply inspired two-wheeled transport hopes to reproduce.
Let’s begin with a subjective take about the P1’s design: compared to anxiety-inducing amalgamation of stainless-steel angled panels sheathing the Tesla Cybertruck, the P1’s smaller scale presents a more cohesive profile from all angles (at least in these press photos and videos).
With fewer surfaces to align than the unforgiving precision required of a truck-sized vehicle, the electric scooter’s aluminum and steel mono-chassis and front fascia give the appearance of a vectorized 80s Honda scooter. And that in our book is not a bad thing.
Cribbing from its 4-wheeled counterparts, the P1 forgoes a traditional instrument panel and is instead equipped with what almost appears likes an Apple iPad mini in landscape mode adhered to the handlebar dash. The all-digital display supports Wireless CarPlay – a first in its class, with a built-in speaker – and offers riders a clean and large GUI when accessing Maps/Google Maps (or their Spotify playlist).
The P1 is built around app integration, allowing remote locking/unlocking, theft prevention, tracking, and the all important ability to check on remaining battery power.
With a top speed of 55 mph and estimated range of 60 miles per charge, the Infinite Machine P1 – available in Silver or Black – has its aspirations to appeal to urban commuters, bringing riders from point A to point B daily with the occasional C or D entering the equation without any range anxiety. At $10,000, Infinite Machine is putting out a pricey proposition, and you’ll need a Class M driver’s license to access Performance mode speeds past the standard 35mph. But you’ll be guaranteed plenty of attention riding upon this knife-like moped alongside the fact only 1,000 First Editions will be made to launch.