Delft-based Scoozy, a mobility startup, announced on Friday that it has secured €1.5M in a fresh round of funding to expand its product range and target a broader customer base.
Scoozy is a personal electric vehicle designed as an alternative to traditional mobility scooters and powered electric wheelchairs.
Previously, the Dutch company introduced the Scoozy C, an all-road alternative to traditional mobility scooters, emphasising safety and modern design.
Empowering independent mobility
Founded in 2016, Scoozy aims to assist people with limited mobility during their transition to a new phase of mobility. They achieve this by blending the practicality of mobility aids with design and safety features found in contemporary modes of transportation.
This approach is in response to the rising elderly population and the expanding micro-mobility sector.
Scoozy says it is a next-generation micro-mobility solution that emphasises independence, freedom, and smart technology:
- Range: Scoozy’s lithium-ion battery offers a range of up to 100 kilometres. The regenerative braking system enhances this range, and a clear display keeps users informed about the remaining distance.
- Safe joystick control: With its joystick control system featuring active braking, Scoozy provides precise control and ensures active safety. It adjusts speed and turning radius, preventing sharp turns at higher speeds to keep users safe.
- Design: Scoozy claims the design to be one-of-a-kind, featuring distinctive shapes and high-positioned LED lighting that makes it stand out in traffic. The design prioritises protection without compromising user freedom.
- All-road capability: Scoozy is designed for comfort and versatility. Its semi-independent suspension and ergonomically shaped seat shell, positioned over the low centre of gravity, guaranteeing a comfortable ride. The four large 16-inch wheels, along with a powerful drive, ensure stability and traction on any surface.
The company is led by Job van de Kieft and Jan-Willem van Gent, both of whom share a strong passion for electric mobility and innovation. Their shared interest in this field originated during their time at the Nuon Solar Team, where they achieved the title of world champions in solar racing in Australia.
Scoozy was awarded the Red Dot Design Award. Currently, the company operates in 10 countries with its existing product, Scoozy C.
Scoozy plans to develop a new product set to launch by the end of next year.
In a company statement translated from Dutch, Job van de Kieft, Scoozy’s co-founder, says, “This significant investment supports the growth of the company and the development of a new product that demonstrates what Scoozy stands for – quality, safety and innovation.”
Scoozy’s upcoming product will feature a steering wheel instead of a joystick and it will be priced at a lower point.
According to the company, this strategic move aims to enhance accessibility, allowing a broader range of users to experience a unique sense of freedom and safety.
Job van de Kieft adds, “We go far beyond just the functionality that a conventional mobility aid offers. We don’t just want to transport people from A to B. We want to enable a world of discovery and adventure.”