Mini launches electric scooter

Mini Scooter electric

Mini's electric scooter prototypes were unveiled at London Fashion Week.

The Mini might be one of the world’s most recognisable four-wheelers but now it is making a play for the two-wheeled market with a mod-inspired electric scooter.

BMW revealed its plans to recreate classic British designs in the form of an eco-friendly scooter at London Fashion Week.

Three prototype versions of the new Mini E Scooter were shown. There was a model based on the Mini hatchback prototype, another with classic British racing green bodywork and a final Union Jack scooter with a retro mod appeal.

Adrian van Hooydonk, from Mini said: “This scooter concept is true to our brand values of distinctive design, intelligent functionality and customisation and builds further on these characteristics by combining driving pleasure with sustainable technology.”

He added: “Sometimes you just need two wheels to get to your destination. This is not just a scooter; it’s an electric scooter, so it will be looking at future mobility in that sense.”

The scooters offer smartphone snap-in adapters – so riders can use their iPhone as a sat-nav, music player or use the wireless Bluetooth.

A compact lithium-ion battery – like those found in your mobile phone – powers the scooter and it can be charged at any standard AC power point.

No prices or release dates have yet been announced.

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