Smart Electric Scooter - The Smart Car Cousin

This month automotive giant Daimler AG announced its plans to launch an electric scooter to market by 2014. The scooter will be part of the Smart brand family and is based on a concept displayed in the 2010 Paris Autoshow (see the video below). The stylish Smart electric scooter is powered by a 48-volt lithium-ion battery and a 4-kW (i.e. 5.4 horsepower) disc-shaped motor placed at the rear wheel.

Its top speed is about 28 mph, allowing riding without a driver’s license in many countries. Its battery range is about 100 km (about 60 miles). Judging from photos with the concept, it looks like the scooter might be able to be controlled with an iPhone.

Video: The Design Process of Smart Electric Scooter

Smart Electric Scooter

The Smart electric scooter is part of an all-electric line of Smart vehicles that includes the Smart electric bicycle and the electric Smart car called Smart Fortwo Electric Drive. The Smart electric bike (bicycle) is already available in Europe and is coming to the United States soon—no official release date yet. See the video below with the official ad for Smart electric bike.

Smart Electric Scooter and Smart Electric Bike (Bicycle)

Electric line of Smart vehicles - Smart Electric Scooter, Smart electric bicycle and Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Car

Smart Escooter at the 2010 Paris Auto Show

Smart Electric Scooter controlled by iPhone

Smart Electric Scooter - Windshield

Video: Smart Electric Bike: Urban Mobility 2.0

2 Responses to Smart Electric Scooter – The Smart Car Cousin Will Arrive in 2014

  1. terry says:

    hi . I asking about Smart electric scooter No licence for no need?

  2. Maurice Morrissette says:

    Beautiful scooter Will it come to Canada Vancouver is the electronic made in China

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