I was really hoping to ignore this’ Scootin’ Old Skool

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Electric smart escooter (Daimler photo)

It can be lonely the voice in the wilderness, the only one who to notice the emperor who everyone thinks is so finely attired is in …-nekkid. But such is the case the upcoming smart escooter (no please).

In a press release jointly by smart parent and Vectrix. the makers of the VX-1 scooter, the companies announced a jointly developing the production of the escooter concept introduced at the Paris Motor Show.

While the release in question is on platitudes and short on details, it likely the escooter would use of the already-developed electric powertrain in the VX-2. Yes, in the case of scooters there isn’t wheel to reinvent; it would save Daimler a considerable sum to use components.

Which could, make the escooter the first vehicle ever to, uh, make Originally planned as the Swatch car company as the watches, yes), the fortwo has never, ever, been profitable for Daimler in of sales worldwide approaching a units since the car’s in late 1998.

While any other car company thrown in the towel ages Daimler has a stubborn streak has seen it flog lots of horses. Yes, if you travel to any of major cities (Rome you will see lots and lots of fortwos running around. because a car measuring 3 meters in is something you need when not a lot of room to park (something to be an issue in the Wide Open of the U.S. and Canada).

So instead of its losses, and instead of broadening its of automotive offerings (y’know, MINI), smart aims to be the place for Urban Mobility . to a lot of people, means a scooter. An scooter.

Vectrix claims a 30 mph top speed and mile range on a charge for the It comes with a portable that you can plug into any outlet, but the Web page doesn’t say how you could pop the battery out, so as to it to your workplace and charge it In all likelihood, the escooter would exactly the same setup.

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But what happens if there’s no You remember Superstorm Sandy, How among other things, it New York City into and left many thousands of in surrounding states without for days, if not weeks? What do you do if, some of Nicholas Kristof’s you can’t afford your own auxiliary generator?

This may increasingly problematic as America’s aging elctric grid deteriorates.

And you’ve heard the Nissan LEAFs in Arizona are eating up their batteries much sooner than right? Of course Nissan is their customers, but it was Nissan who saying, hey, you can use a LEAF like a regular car, no Of course, they’re no longer you can go 100 miles on a charge.

One hundred years ago, vehicles disappeared because disadvantages significantly outweighed advantages. In that time, not has changed.

But then, most who buy scooters in the U.S. might them once or twice. The escooter might get out the garage a bit often because people who buy are more interested in rubbing noses in their green-ness. For and for Daimler, that’s really matters.

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