Smart revealed today the Escooter, its latest innovative two-wheel study that will be introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Just like the Smart ForTwo, the new Escooter was designed for big cities and as an alternative to the car.
Furthermore, the new scooter concept is more advanced than other choices on the market and includes an airbag, ABS anti-lock brake system and a Blind Spot Assist.
Regarding the design, this new Escooter introduces a fresh and surprising element into urban traffic. It is dynamic, elegant and underlined by its composition of complete surfaces and accentuated lines. What is really interesting is that it is manufactured using steel and aluminum frame and comes with interchangeable plastic bodypanels.
A further special feature of the Escooter are the long, extensive and translucent elements on the edges of the foot protection (front panelling).
And in order to make It visible on the streets, the new concept features state-of-the-art LED technology: the front headlamp, backlight and brake light are equipped with it. As expected, the Smart Escooter is powered by an electric disc-shaped wheel hub motor in the rear wheel, which offers a powerful 4 kW.
It has a top speed of 45 km/h and a total range of up to 100 km. The traction current is supplied by a state-of-the-art, 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack, with a capacity of 80 Ah. The scooter can be recharged via any standard household power socket, within three to five hours.
The charging socket is stored at the front of the scooter underneath a hinged smart emblem, while the charger itself is integrated in the scooter. Furthermore, the resulting braking energy is converted into electrical energy and stored in the scooter’s lithium-ion battery.