Moppe Apparatus TD-MP1

TD-MP1, a modular lightweight electric "moped" with a design providing smart modularity and ease of use with one purpose. Pure transport with nothing else than low aero racing style ergonomics to cut fast through the wind in total silence. Like a perfect team, rider and horse becoming one entity.

"Apparatus" monocoque design

Rideable Art

Not built for optimal practicality, rather as a piece of rideable art - yet with objectives to increase diversity and popularise the use of small electric vehicles other than electric bicycles and scooters, promoting lightweight enjoyable mobility with a sense of freedom, as opposed to fossil fuelled heavy vehicles such as the car.


The frame is designed with simplicity in mind around Torkel’s long term fascination of construction concepts often used in industry for electric apparatus as well as in the beginnings of synthesizer manufacturing: two structural side walls with componentry and interface stacked in-between. This principle was popular also in mid-century modernist architecture, built around two structural walls, filled with glass and functionality.


The TD-MP1 aims to take back the fun of lightweight two-wheeled low-powered transport, what mopeds used to be… As such it is also a modern answer to the iconic Honda SS50 that has been a favourite to customise and race through the decades.

TD-MP1 is a raw breed output from synthesizer aesthetics mating the SS50…

Angular rawness...


Modular design allows for custom functions like iPhone or any smart phone parking place, glove box etc. The iPhone becomes the main interface to the vehicle.

Individual functional units, easily exchangeable. Adapter insets for different phones.

3D printed metal signature emblem...

Plenty of braking power...

Rigid lightweight monocoque design...

Ready for take-off...


TD-MP1 is the first prototype of a research project investigating these aesthetics and manufacturing methods put into a lightweight vehicle as well as researching electric motor control systems and drivetrains.  

For Doehmers Research Lab in Sweden.
Designer: Torkel Dohmers.
Specifications: to be decided and confirmed.


A small series production is in the planning. Investors welcome :)