Smart revealed the fact that is currently working on a new two-wheel concept in the form of a plug-in electric scooter which will make its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Although the brand released just three sketches and no details, sources confirm the fact that the new electric scooter will use a lithium-ion battery capable to deliver a total range of 60 miles of 96 km/h on a single charge.
Also, it appears that the new concept will protect the rider by using a specially adapted airbag.
Although it’s just a concept, Daimler’s Smart says that a possible production version will be on its way, only after it will receive some positive feedback from the visitors attending this year’s Paris Motor Show.
And this isn’t the only surprise Smart is preparing for the auto show in Paris, as the brand will also bring the facelifted version of the popular Smart ForTwo city car.
With the success of the Smart Car, Dr Annette Winkler, CEO of Smart understood the desirability of a small ‘city ready’ vehicle that could manoeuvre through tight spaces, have an easy time at finding a place to park, and bring the word ‘fun’ to driving.
The zero emission appeal of the electric vehicle is also appealing to those customers who are energy and efficiency conscious. She could see how these features could also be put into an electrical scooter.
With all these reasons in place, the ‘Escooter’ was born. The Escooter offers a practical way for riders to quickly get around a busy city. In urban driving, it offers a more energy efficient way to get around.
It is able to manoeuvre easily through traffic and has extensive safety features such as an air bag, ABS anti-lock brake system and a Blind Spot Assist. These are all part of the intention of keeping the rider safe and protected.