Following on from last year’s launch of the MINI E, the iconic car brand has unveiled its latest concept for two-wheeled travel – the MINI Scooter E Concept.
The scooter is billed as “a rallying call for spontaneous riding enjoyment”, the MINI Scooter E Concept is an electric-powered scooter designed to present a solution to urban mobility.
It is a faithful interpretation of MINI’s car design aesthetic, with a characteristic ‘MINI’ feel – while incorporating “CO2 –free” technology, allowing the suer to recharge the battery from any domestic electrical outlet. In typical mini style, space is save by building the motor into the rear wheel.
However, the scooter is definitely aimed at the youth market, with built-in Smartphone integration (including accessories such as a helmet with Bluetooth controls). The Smartphone can also be used as a sort of ‘key’ allowing the scooter to start when inserted into the console.
We love this as a concept, and it will be interesting to see if it enters production. It would obviously be a popular addition to our Region, where scooters are rapidly gaining traction (so to speak) as people try to downsize, reduce their impact on the environment and live ‘smarter’ in urban areas.
Perhaps this is a sign of things to come; maybe we’ll be seeing other car brands bringing their unique aesthetics to two wheels?
What do you think of the MINI scooter concept? Would you buy one? What are your thoughts on scooters in general? Tell us in the comments below.