PHOTO CAPTION: BMW Mini electric scooter concept.

MINI to Debut Electric Scooter in Paris

Scooter powered by lithium ion battery.

Published: 10-Sep-2010

Meet the two-wheeled future of MINI! Following hot on the heels of the Countryman and the Moke comes this - a plug-in electric scooter concept that will premiere at the Paris Motor Show, and go head-to-head with a similar concept produced by rivals Smart.

Called the MINI E Scooter Concept, the bike features scaled down versions of all the classic MINI design cues, including the large iconic speedometer, oval wing mirrors and squared off rear lights. The use of chrome and other material is also designed to make the scooter instantly recognisable as a part of the MINI family.

The grey and luminous green colour scheme is borrowed from the MINI E electric car, and so is the drivetrain: a single electric motor is integrated into the rear wheel, and power comes from a compact lithium-ion battery stored under the seat. The battery can be charged from any standard A/C power outlet, via a retractable cable at the back of the scooter.


Peugeot E-Vivacity electric scooter has an operating cost of 56ยข for every 100 km.

Lithium Ion Cobalt battery promises a minimum of 1,000 intensive charging/discharging cycles, equivalent to some 40,000 km.

Skoota Compact Urban Electric Mobility Machine

Ingenious designers continue to come up with innovative concepts for personal mobility in overcrowded cities; the foldable Skoota is another great example.

Vectrix Maxi-scooter offer cruising range of 35-55 miles, depending on speed, rider weight, and driving habits.

Vectrix Corporation has opened its new US Head Quarters and development center in New Bedford, Mass.


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