2010 Paris Auto Show: MINI Scooter E Concept takes the design a step further

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 1, 2010

Right on the heels of smart’s electric scooter debut, MINI also has chosen to release details and images of its Scooter E concept. MINI will actually display three retro-inspired scooter concepts to the upcoming show.

The first one (in white and blue) is aptly named “Ego,” as it offers mobility for a single person. The second (in blue and lime green) is called “E” as it is focused on environmental issues.

The third is a British Racing green two-wheeler -- the ultra-retro member of the family. Powering the scooters is a rear hub-mounted electric motor that also works as a kinetic energy recovery system during the braking phase.

It also gets a lithium-ion battery pack that provides a range of around 62 miles (100 km). The scooters are priced more than EUR2,500 each and have a top speed of 37mph (60 km/h).

Recharging the battery is done via an on-board power cable that is integrated in the rear side of the vehicle. The two-wheelers are heavily inspired by numerous design features from the current MINI car models, including the headlights design.

Similar to the smart escooter, MINI’s creations also have a special interface that links with smartphones via Bluetooth. This enables the rider to access many functions using his helmet.

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