WHILL Model R Wins iF Design Award 2024

The new urban mobility scooter with best-in-class turning radius will be available in summer 2024.


March 6, 2024WHILL is the winner of this year’s iF Design Award, one of the world’s most prestigious design prizes. The WHILL Model R won over the 132-member jury of independent experts from around the world with its sleek and compact design and unique blend of maneuverability, stability, and portability. The competition was intense, with nearly 11,000 entries from 72 countries competing for the seal of approval.


About WHILL Model R

WHILL Model R, an urban mobility scooter, is designed for active seniors seeking a blend of maneuverability, stability, and portability. It solves the problem of limited mobility in urban environments, giving users the freedom to navigate city streets and crowded spaces. This scooter’s unique combination of best-in-class turning radius, high ground clearance, and accompanying smartphone app sets it apart from the competition. Our goal is to empower users with mobility challenges, break the stigma associated with antiquated mobility scooters, and create a world where personal transportation is accessible, enjoyable, and inclusive.

More information about WHILL Model R can be found in the teaser page:

About the iF Design Award

Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF Design Award. Since 1954, the iF Design Award has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for excellent design. The iF Design brand is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF Design Award is one of the most important design prizes in the world. It honors design achievements in all disciplines: product, packaging, communication and service design, architecture, and interior architecture as well as professional concept, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI). All award-winning entries are featured on