Scooter at NAIAS — Detroit scooter

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Scooter at NAIAS

During my at the North American International Show in Detroit this I searched the vast halls of Center for just one thing a scooter. As it turned out, I have wasted my time, as I the only scooter in the place the entrance. Yes, there was ONE scooter in amongst all the cars and of the manufacturers’ spaces.

So much for the new that some automotive had shown for the scooter in the Fall car But somebody ‘got it’ my hat is off to a little car company that written about here yes, it’s smart.

Smart proudly defended its at Cobo this week will continue through the charity, and the public days January 30th.) Their featured the delightful smart For 2011, the fortwo features a of changes ranging from new designs, new colors and significant revisions, including new knee airbags. The booth also the smart fortwo electric a second generation plug-in vehicle that is currently a limited launch in advance of production (and U.S. starting in 2012.

I love the but the highlight of the booth for me was the magnificent ‘escooter’ study that at the Paris Motor Show October. Now in Detroit, here was the escooter, resplendent in its pure and green livery. It’s a (or a ‘study’ in smart parlance), as the of a real headlight, rear or on-board storage attest, but it in the flesh was a treat.

The smart escooter is sleek and but it represents the first real that many of us might with an electric-powered personal We are to believe that Daimler company of smart) is seriously production of a version of this for smart showrooms, and that are talking with existing manufacturers to make it happen.

If it ever makes it into it will most likely like a moped (with an 30 mph top speed), to ensure that no motorcycle license will be for operation. I don’t know if kind of speed will be to allow the escooter to replace a scoot, but it’s great they are trying.

I liked the on the smart escooter, with its hub-mounted electric motor and neatly tucked into the I noticed the clear, tinted wings on the leg-shield and the integration of a phone as the sole instrumentation in the dash panel. The wind double as both LED running and turn indicators, which is a interesting (but not probably DOT innovation.

Of course, the smart phone also need some protection in the real world. I think that the smart integration is a long shot to it into production, but it does get one of the things that it could GPS alternative (low-speed) route and guidance, scooter data and ‘real-time’ mileage predictions, all in a yet-fully integrated, package.

The can transport two people with its second seat deployed. with only 4kW (5.3 hp) won’t break any speed In fact, two persons on a ‘moped’ vehicle won’t comply many state laws that ‘mopeds’ only one rider.

Still, and despite what probably be an eye-watering price Daimler/smart get around to marketing scooter, the escooter is just appealing. It’s usable, and might represent a real, transportation alternative if it’s manufactured and marketed properly.

like to be the first U.S. to ride the escooter, as it’s an into execution that probably appreciate. The scooter represents a great opportunity for a battery-powered transformation, and smart are betting on just that.

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