NantMobility is an operating unit of NantWorks, the umbrella organization for a number of companies in commerce, healthcare and digital entertainment. NantWorks additionally serves as a venture capital group focused on healthcare, education, science and technology. Founded in 2011 by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong in Culver City, California, NantWorks established NantMobility to bring innovation and technological progress to the field of micromobility. NantMobility brings to market environmentally friendly transportation platforms combining cutting-edge design with the latest of technologies to effectively reduce urban clutter without sacrificing quality of life. NantMobility’s inaugural product will be the Stator electric scooter, a micromobility solution, with first deliveries in early 2020.
Despite innovations on a variety of fronts, we still face essential problems in regards to our environment and how our population interacts and moves through the world in which we live. Urban transportation, carbon emissions and managing costs versus impact on our environment are difficult problems to discuss and solve.
These issues also explain the growth of micromobility – with investors spending almost $6 billion in micromobility startups over just the past 4 years. That’s no surprise considering that one kilowatt hour of energy can account for 82.8 miles traveled on an electric scooter. That same amount energy accounts for less than 4.5 miles in an electric or gasoline-powered car. In addition, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation account for 29% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions – making it the largest contributor of U.S. GHG emissions.
The current state of micromobility as an industry is far from perfect. While some transportation sectors are just now considering these opportunities, the scooter market has been the first to see major movement. However, between noise pollution from motorized scooters, pickup services required for daily charging and scooters cluttering the sidewalks of busy urban areas, more work needs to be done.
That is why Stator’s ground-breaking design is not only an engineering marvel, but could lead the way in eco-friendly, sustainable micromobility and directly impact transportation on a global scale. The Stator’s sustainable design, personal charging capabilities, compact nature, speed and utilitarian design provide opportunities that have not been available until today.