The Paris Motor Show is scheduled to kick off in another week and a half and already, one of the big discussions, is about a new electric concept scooter from WHO of all people? Mini. What you see above is a leaked shot of the throughly pimped out scoot with it’s green to gold color shifting paint job and stitched leather “interior”. Seems pretty fleshed out and it looks WAY better than the Disney inspired thing they teased us with for April Fools day 2006. You can go to MotorTrend to see lots more images of all three colors or go to GirlRacer for lots of tasty background on the design. This one has a rear electric motor, though it looks like they could fit a hub motor in the front wheel too, and iPhone instrumentation to narrow down their consumer segment even more. An eye-rolling nuisance to some, but I’m geeking out about tweeting my every turn (I kid, I kid).
Oh! And here’s another shot of the green wonder. What do you think? Looks a tiny bit familiar to me, but I just can’t place it. Not the Yamaha Cuxi 100. I’m not sure what. Take a closer look and tell me what you think about the design. We know that the Mini E Scooter concept will be powered by a Lithium Ion battery but we’ll have to hold out another week or so before we know what kind of motor is moving this concept.
Also coming in with their “ME TOO!” concept is Smart with their Smart Escooter. The design is very alien, but it’s growing on me.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have video!
And (thanks to Lorenzo from SCGT) some footage of the E Scooter in the wild.