First Look: Mini Scooter E Concepts

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MINI Scooter E Concept
MINI Scooter E Concept

First Look: Mini E Concepts

The city of light? Judging by this year’s show, Paris is a city of

Smart is displaying its own conceptual at the 2010 Paris Motor but Mini may have the automaker — it’s bringing different versions of its new Scooter E to the same venue.

Mini’s is, predictably, an uncannily retro The step-through design, front and curved body all bear a resemblance to vintage Lambretta Appropriate, we suppose, given the — like the Mini — was once tied to the Mod scene in the 1960s.

Minor cues, including the trim on the leg shield, the round headlamp, spoiler-like grab and twin taillights do help tie the E to its four-wheeled Mini siblings.

the Lambrettas of days past or today’s Mini Cooper, for matter — the Scooter E to be a canvas ripe for personalization. The scooters on Mini’s display are mechanically identical to one another, but is given a unique visual The neon green-on-grey scheme is a tie-in to the electric Mini E vehicles, while the British Green, and red/white/blue scooters the Minis and Mods of yesteryear,

Cosmetically, the Scooter E is a visual but beneath the skin, it’s a far cry the oil-burning, two-… scooters of the Motive power comes of an electric motor driving the wheel. Actually, it’s within the rear wheel allowing designers a chance to the exterior design and utilize space on the bike.

MINI Scooter E Concept

As a result, the lithium-ion battery and an on-board charger are installed the seat, although Mini’s no indication as to its range or charge

The advanced technology isn’t to the powertrain, either. As the Scooter E is young, tech-saavy hipsters, not too surprising to see an iPhone docking built into the large display on the handlebars. The interface the iPhone to be used as an ignition navigation system, music and — assuming you have a with an integrated Bluetooth — a hands-free mobile

A rail system, much that used in the new Countryman’s console, allows a variety of attachments (i.e. cup holders, etc.) on the inside surface of the fairing.

Is an electric scooter in Mini’s future? The company saying at this point, it notes the eco-friendly driveline and style do jive with the mantra. It also lines up with parent BMW’s I, which is working to develop sustainable urban vehicles, an electric cycle.

Should reaction from and scooter nuts alike positive, it isn’t unrealistic to see the E propped up in a Mini showroom in the to come.

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