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MINI Scooter E Concept

MINI Scooter E Concept Revealed Ahead of Paris Show Debut

MINI has officially revealed not one, but two of its Scooter E Concepts that officially debut at the Paris Show next week. to bring together a youth-oriented element and sustainable mobility, the take significant design from the MINI lineup of while using a lithium-ion pack to deliver guilt-free

Making the MINI E Scooter almost excessively hip is its smartphone where the owner’s iPod or device acts as the actual key for the clicking into a central station between the handlebars. in motion, the smartphone can even be as a navigation system, music or as a telephone thanks to an integrated Bluetooth interface.

As for the style, models shown are undeniable with chrome accents and lights and mirrors designed from the MINI lineup of Plus, there’s the large speedometer where the smartphone

As mentioned, two models will be in Paris, the first being a yellow model designed to the features of the scooter, while the model is a single-seater designed to the sportier lifestyle side of the with British Racing paint and distressed brown – how very British.

For more on the Scooter E Concept check for complete Paris Auto Coverage starting September


Official release after the

Urban driving fun with emissions: The MINI Scooter E


Press Release

flexible, CO2-free mobility in the style of the brand – World-first of that familiar MINI to the two-wheel segment brings drive technology to the attention of target groups – Innovative concept marks its world at the 2010 Paris Motor

Munich/Paris. Hardly a year has by since the launch of the MINI E, and is at it again, opening up fascinating for urban mobility that CO2 emissions without any compromises on and independence. The MINI Scooter E transfers the brand’s hallmark fun to the two-wheel segment for the first

Equally unique features are the between the scooter’s alternative concept and its unmistakable design, functionality and detailed personalisation in true MINI style. The Scooter E Concept is powered by an motor integrated in the rear The motor’s lithium-ion battery can be at any conventional power socket an on-board charging cable.

The study, which is being as a world premiere at the 2010 Motor Show, meets the aspirations of a target group sets store by premium and advanced technology as well as sustainability on a par with individual and an emotional driving experience. The Scooter E Concept also new ways of attracting in particular a audience to the MINI brand.

Once again, this by the MINI design team has evidence of a special strength by the brand: the ability to identify new for mobility in major urban at an early stage and to meet needs with innovative concepts. 51 years ago, the first concept for a small car consistently on efficient use of space and fun to create the platform for the classic

The design principles applied to the forebear all those years ago the segment for small cars and to this day. As the world’s premium small car, the has been an unparalleled success the relaunch of the brand in 2001. than 1.7 million vehicles been sold worldwide, impressive testimony to the potential in this segment for generating a to embrace a successful combination of fun, quality, striking and individual style.

The design of the Scooter E Concept also current changes in urban requirements. Its heritage of more 50 years has seen the MINI following the principle of promoting mobility with optimum use of implemented on the smallest possible This principle is now being to the brand’s first two-wheel offering seats for up to two people remarkably compact dimensions.

The also embodies the first concept to combine a sustainable technology with design geared to lifestyle.

Typical design – a world first on two

The MINI Scooter E Concept, its world debut in two individual versions, opens up a whole of options for enjoying the driving fun with MINI while at the time being immediately as a true ambassador of the brand. synthesis has been achieved by the transfer of fundamental MINI principles to the new vehicle concept and an authentic reinterpretation of unique The design language and wealth of details embodied in the two-wheel are based on the current production of the MINI brand.

Clearly proportions and smoothly contoured lend the MINI Scooter E an aesthetic appearance that significant parallels to the brand’s The relationship between the size of the and the vehicle as a whole play a role here. The 11-inch of the MINI Scooter E Concept the study a powerful and robust emulating the profile of MINI

The alignment of the contours enhances impression from the side by defining the front and rear of the before sweeping up towards other at virtually identical The windshield of the MINI Scooter E is angled in an upright position to that of the front windshield in cars. The curvature designed the sides also displays with the transitions of a windshield in the as it merges into the A-pillars.

headlights with independent windshield with an aperture in radiator grille style.

The view of the MINI Scooter E is dominated by a remarkably large, headlight unit. Similar to the of the MINI Countryman, the headlight diverges slightly from the circular shape, and both are influenced by the geometry of the surrounding

The independent contour of the headlight in the MINI Countryman matches the curved wheel arches and the radiator grille, while on the Scooter E Concept it takes its cue the low-slung windshield. The headlight tapers upwards and features a surround, creating a strong in characteristic MINI style. The shape of the main headlight is highlighted by an illuminated coloured

Projecting indicators, meanwhile, the front view of the classic The glass covers for the flasher are enclosed in chrome fames and slightly outwards to resemble the profile.

A stylised aperture in the configured below the headlight to the front profile so typical of the its shape mimicking the contour of the radiator grille in MINI This design element has a chrome frame, while the of familiarity is further enhanced by the brand logo above it. The itself is framed by a wraparound surround.

Each of the two study also has individually matched for the windshield, wheel covers and enclosing the frame. A contrasting is applied to the surface of each of the and the range of hues in the paintwork the light and shade effects on the engine bonnet of a MINI

Inimitably MINI: chrome round mirrors and two upright lights.

Other chrome are evident on the hand grip at the of the seat and on the footrest. The hand is shaped like the rear of the MINI Cooper S, while a band of chrome positioned below the seat recalls the sill on MINI cars.

The mirrors on the MINI Scooter E likewise display familiar in their shape and their in proportion to the vehicle. This to the round contour of the mirror the eye-catching volume of the hemispherical as well as the different mirror cap that permit additional options.

Another characteristic design is reinterpreted at the rear of the MINI Concept: the two tail light are mounted on the outside of the rear fairing in an upright position. A glass cover recalls the Countryman and provides a view of the structure of the tail lights, lights and indicators. Each of the light units on the MINI E Concept is mounted in a chrome and the MINI logo is positioned the tail lights.

One concept, two

The exceptional potential of the new mobility is underscored by the parallel presentation of two concepts. These two versions the key features of the study – driving sustainability, sportiness and lifestyle – with an individual focus. The have different functionalities in of the number of seats: the MINI Concept is presented in a version to support driving fun for two people and in an sporty, thoroughbred version a seat designed for the rider

The colour design of the two-seater of the MINI Scooter E Concept is on the appearance of the MINI E, which its emission-free drive concept in a striking way. The livery in matt anthracite creates an contrast with the seat in yellow, with the iridescent of the windshield around the headlight and the yellow mirror caps further accentuating features. The of the seat is made of tough material, with a yellow bordering the lower part of the

In each of the two versions of the MINI E Concept, this strip downwards from the front of the into the frame fairing and along the edge of the footrest the front, where it also around the windshield. This a visual boundary between the of the scooter and the rider/passenger area the foot space and cockpit.

The of the second version of the MINI E Concept is steeped in the brand’s and British origins. Primarily for solo riders, this represents the sportier version of the new concept. Its British Racing finish harks back to racing cars, with the of the paintwork lending a particularly high-quality aura to this new

The seat is upholstered in dark leather and the surface has an artifically “used look”. Attractive to the dark-green body colour are by silver mirror caps and around the headlight unit in the that flips between and silver.

Progressive, stylish, uncomplicated

The MINI Scooter E Concept is a call for spontaneous riding This is fostered by intuitive and agile ride characteristics. mobility in hallmark MINI entails vehicle handling is completely intuitive and needs no explanation.

That applies to the activity of riding as well as the lithium-ion battery. The operating is also directed towards straightforward and effortless use of the other designed to enhance driving

This challenge is met by an innovative way of mobile devices. The cockpit of the Scooter E Concept comprises a Speedo in the circular shape from MINI, with a integrated in the middle. The wraparound is in the form of a tube filled fluid, the content expanding in with the speed rather a thermometer. In the lower area of the Speedo, a battery charge display indicates the range available.

The design of all the control for lights, direction indicators and driving functions corresponds to the on the multifunction steering wheel of cars.

Smartphones as key, and central control element.

MINI Scooter E Concept

The of the round instrument comprises a adapter for a smartphone, which simultaneously as the vehicle key, and central control element. As as the rider docks his mobile and switches it on, the vehicle is ready to go. configuration in the MINI Scooter E yields new initiatives for integrating communication and navigation functions in a

While the scooter is in motion, the can be used as a navigation system, player or telephone as required. A Bluetooth interface can be connected to a from the MINI Collection. is fitted with a microphone and so that riders are able to use the function or access their music collection while on the

The innovative operating concept a network between the rider, the and the environment which paves the way for new interactive functions. Building on the Connected services already in current MINI production specific features can be implemented by further smartphone applications.

For the navigation function can be supplemented by a map view in Google Maps indicates the current position of scooters from the brand in the vicinity. This provides a similar to social networks on the where riders who are friends can be and invited to come together on a by simply pressing a button.

A function has also been for the MINI Scooter E Concept to strengthen the community appeal and the friendly and open-minded personality of vehicle. An automated full-beam function that operates two vehicles meet strengthens sense of community.

MINI Centre Rail in an design and with specific

Alongside the intuitive control and functions, the advanced functionality of the Scooter E Concept also to its intuitive and compelling operation. Two on the inside of the windshield are available for personal items. The study incorporates an innovative aluminium of the MINI Centre Rail presented in the MINI Countryman.

The rail configured inside the extends downwards into the space, and the unique clip-on offers a range of options for items that are required the journey or at the rider’s destination. items are stored so that easily come to hand.

Centre Rail specifications are for each version of the concept. The mounting system means they can be switched between at any time or complemented by other from the MINI Accessories for the MINI Countryman. The accessories for the Rail include tailor-made from the MINI Collection for the as well as for umbrellas, sunglasses and flasks.

An additional closed and an expanded rain guard to the rider’s legs can also be connected to the Centre Rail. A player, calendar, stopwatch and tea specially designed for the MINI Concept can also be attached to the Rail.

All you need is a power maximum independence guaranteed by an charging cable.

When the MINI Scooter E Concept, stops can be used to top up the on-board storage system. Consistent significantly increases independence and when using the electrically two-wheeler. The electric drive concealed beneath a painted inside the rear wheel, is by electricity supplied from a battery.

Apart from the battery, a charging system and cable are integrated snugly in the of the MINI Scooter E Concept. The cable has a plug which into any conventional domestic This has the major advantage topping up the energy reserve not depend on a special charging being available.

Stop-offs for or visiting a café can be used for battery recharging.

Plugs and are accommodated underneath a cover to the round tank flap in a car. After opening the flap, the plug and charging can be pulled out to a length of up to five and connected to the power system. the battery has been charged up, a spring mechanism ensures the cable is retracted and coiled in a compartment.

MINI Scooter E Concept: sustainable, lifestyle-oriented – in other a true MINI.

Urban fun enters a new dimension with the Scooter E Concept. This mobility concept embodies a of sustainability and lifestyle unprecedented in the segment. Both facets are particularly convincingly by the MINI

A period spanning more 50 years has seen this representing leading-edge vehicle that encompass environmental and aspects while satisfying the for spontaneous driving fun and individual In its time, the classic Mini the icon of a new kind of mouldbreaking in modern urban environments. The Scooter E Concept similarly alternative solutions for the shifting in today’s urban traffic

Its design in typical MINI incorporates a pioneering operating and comprehensive options for creating a vehicle, taking account of the requirements of young, environmentally target groups who are open to new

The MINI Scooter E Concept the first mobility concept in vehicle segment to bring and lifestyle into harmony. The Scooter E Concept represents a of conveyance that is as classless as the Mini in its time. Easy and agile handling offer conditions for giving young a fascinating entry into the of the MINI brand.

At the same the concept will appeal to and environmentally aware car drivers who are in an attractive adjunct or a longer-term to their accustomed form of mobility.

The drive concept in the study also underpins the development efforts of the BMW Group in its to achieve CO2-free mobility. The drive plays a key role in endeavour and allows the MINI E Concept to deliver the driving fun with the brand in a new and highly package.

The instantaneous pick-up of drive systems, plus the low weight and compact dimensions, maximum agility in typical conditions on urban roads. features and the simple operation of the system make the MINI E Concept a pioneering symbol of flexible and spontaneous mobility.

MINI Scooter E Concept
MINI Scooter E Concept
MINI Scooter E Concept


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