Smart and Mini scooters — Autoesque

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Smart and Mini scooters

Smart and Mini will electric scooter concepts at the Motor Show. That’s a huge coincidence, or they’ve keeping a very close eye on other’s activities. Of course it be the former, for the benefit of the lawyers.

offering is called the escooter like the Smart fortwo features a metal frame interchangeable plastic body

Power comes from a 5 bhp (4 kW / 5 PS) hub-mounted motor, driven by a lithium-ion battery pack. enough to propel the escooter up to 28 mph (45 which is on a par with 50 cc petrol and should be fine for most centre trips. Tackling further afield might be a bit although Smart reckons have a range of around 60 (100 km).

Charging takes ‘within to five hours’, which sounds rather vague. the Econogo Yogo electric the escooter doesn’t have a battery, which makes awkward unless there’s a kerbside plug-in point to

Stopping ability is clearly one of the escooter that has received a lot of The brakes are linked — means just one lever retardation of both the front and wheels — and they with an anti-lock system, a for scooters.

However, whereas there’s a disc brake for the front the rear uses the electric acting in reverse to slow it An added benefit of this is that braking makes the act as a generator, sending extra to the battery.

If it ever goes on riders of the escooter will need to own a smartphone. That’s putting the phone into a on the dashboard deactivates the immobiliser and system. Then, when the phone’s screen becomes the instruments, showing speed, range and charge level.

A clever idea, but it could all go wrong the first time it and the owner discovers that smartphone isn’t particularly

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Mini is claiming ‘CO2-free for its Scooter E Concept. That’s misleading, unless the electricity comes from a source doesn’t produce any carbon during the generation process. pedantic, but unfortunately true.

like the Smart escooter, the features an electric motor in the rear wheel, combined a lithium-ion battery. Charging is via an onboard socket, so any potential would probably have to in a few extension leads, too.

Disappointingly, that’s about it for information. Seemingly Mini has more on how its Scooter E Concept Details such as the upright and the round headlight are supposed to the design of Mini cars, it could be said that the just ends up resembling a Piaggio Vespa.

In yet another coincidence, the Scooter E Concept makes use of smartphones. Like the escooter, the rider would be to slot their phone the dashboard to enable the bike to Once underway, the phone control music, navigation and using a Bluetooth link to a and speakers in the rider’s helmet.

Doubtless Mini, like will be waiting to see what of reaction its concept gets deciding whether or not to take it any Perhaps parent company existing motorcycle operation the Mini Scooter E Concept a chance of making it into

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