MINI Scooter E Concept wows media

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The non-motorcycling press are lavishing attention on MINI’s new electric scooter concept, revealed in London yesterday.

Designed to “meet the needs of the young urban generation”, the two-wheeler offers a smart-phone dock with navigation app integration. The headlights will automatically “open” when a fellow E Concept rider passes you on the road. There’s even talk of a drinks holder.

The lithium-ion battery is charged via a conventional three-pin plug stored in the rear of the scooter. 

Three interpretations of the MINI Scooter E Concept will be on display at the Paris Motor Show next week, one of them in a mod-ish “swinging 60s” style.

BMW, MINI’s parent company, will continue to build the petrol-burning, mile-munching, decibel-screaming bikes we know and love. Thankfully.

Dan Aspel

By Dan Aspel