End Your Commute With A Mini Scooter
MINI has unveiled its “Citysurfer” concept, an electric scooter that conveniently folds up in half providing increased mobility in congested areas. The electric two-wheeler weighs in at just 18 kg, and features a thumb-operated accelerator and gearless hub motor in the rear wheel. The Citysurfer can reach speeds of up to 25km/h and has a lithium-ion battery permanently installed, which can be charged using a 12-volt automobile or household socket.
For those keeping a keen eye on all things folding, electric and scootering, these specs won’t be exactly mind-blowing. Models that are already available and capable of such feats include the 8.0 kW XOR folding scooter with a range of 75 km (47 mi) and top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph), and the Scuddy, which hit the market back in 2012, can reach 35 km/h (21.7 mph) and cover up to 40 km (25 mi) on a single charge.
There’s no word yet on if or when when the Mini CitySurfer might enter production, but the arrival of a prestigious vehicle manufacturer on the folding scooter scene may just prompt the odd commuter to ponder new ways of getting about town.