The Paris Motor Show, where she commented on the wide selection of electric cars on show. However, while electric cars are going mainstream, two avant-garde economy carmakers, Mini and Smart, also exhibited new electric scooter concepts. The Mini Scooter E, shown above,was described as ' A new electric vision of the future'.
The scooter runs on a lithium-ion battery, which powers an electric motor mounted in the rear wheel. The Scooter E can be recharged at a power socket using an on-board retractable charging cable stored in the rear fairing. The rider's smartphonelocks into the central speedo and acts as a vehicle key, display, sat-nav, music player or as a phone itself and can be connected via Bluetooth to the rider’s helmet. Additionally, using Google maps. the rider can view the position of other scooters in the vicinity; they can then connect to each other and be invited to ride together.