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. This is also only a concept and most concept designs never see the light of day. If you would like to see some electric scooters that are already on the market, check out the ones that Eride Hero picked.
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.