Paris motor show 2010: Smart escooter Autocar

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Paris motor show Smart escooter

29 September

Mercedes-Benz’s struggling Smart will test public to a new two-wheeled alternative to its signature city car at next week’s motor show with the of this futuristic-looking plug-in scooter.

Billed as a concept, the escooter is among a number of two and proposals Smart managing Marc Langenbrinck is currently for production as part of a recently in-house programme that to more heavily focus the car maker’s everyday operations on solutions.

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This is seen Smart’s increasingly expanding scheme, which Autocar can is being considered for introduction in

Based around a steel and frame with interchangeable panels – features mirrored on the – the escooter is powered by a 4kW electric mounted beneath the seat and the rear wheel.

The brushless unit draws from a 48-volt lithium ion mounted in the floor area a capacity of 80Ah – sufficient, Smart, for a range of up to 62 miles in city traffic.

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Charging is via a socket located the hinged Smart emblem at the Additional energy is supplied by cells mounted within the at the front of the escooter.

Drawing on parent company safety know-how, Smart has the escooter with energy-recouping that require a squeeze of a traditional handlebar-mounted lever to both the front and rear They also feature an system.

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Also included is an Mounted inside the panel the handlebars, it is designed to provide to the torso and legs in the case of a impact.

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Other neat touches Blind Spot Assist. As Mercedes’ more recent it uses a small rectangular mounted in the rear-view mirrors to of objects in the blind spot – the cause of accidents on scooters.

The are taken care of by a smartphone slots into the centre of the to provide information on speed and levels, as well as acting as a and navigation device. A pop-out meanwhile, is designed to accommodate a passenger.

Greg Kable

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