Mini launches electric scooters

Mini has launched a new range of electric scooters, designed to appeal to ecologically conscious drivers living in urban areas.

The new Mini Scooter E Concept range, designed by BMW Group Design senior vice-president Adrian van Hooydonk, will include three models: two two-seater scooters and a single-seater variant.

The first model mirrors the charcoal and yellow colour scheme of the current Mini E Hatch prototype and the second is inspired by the brand’s British heritage, with racing green paintwork and dark leather upholstery. The third model is decorated with graphics inspired by the Mod era and has a leather Union Jack seat.

The three models will also feature distinctive design elements from the Mini’s car models, including circular instrument clusters, the speedometer, prominent indicator lamps and chrome trims on the bodywork.

The scooters use a built-in rear wheel electric motor, which is powered by a compact lithium ion battery. It can be recharged at conventional power sockets using an on-board charging cable. The models use a smart phone as the ignition key, which can be docked in the cockpit to double as a navigational device.

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