MINI Scooter E Concept

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MINI Scooter E Concept

London Design Festival 2010: this electric scooter (above) is one of three concept scooters unveiled by car brand MINI in London yesterday.

MINI Scooter E Concept

The Scooter E Concept includes three designs for electric scooters: a double seat in racing green and leather (top), a more sporty version with a single-seat (below) and a third with styling inspired by popular culture in the 1960s.

MINI Scooter E Concept

The first two are also to be shown in Paris next week.

MINI Scooter E Concept

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MINI Scooter E Concept

Photographs are by Ansgar Werrelmann.

Here are some more details from MINI:


Iconic British brand MINI unveiled its exciting MINI Scooter E Concept today in London at an exclusive event at the The Vinyl Factory in London. The MINI Scooter E Concept comes almost ten years to the day since the new MINI was first shown at the Paris Motor Show.

MINI Scooter E Concept

The scooter designs were dramatically revealed by Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design who said:

“The MINI Scooter E Concept represents an electric vision of the future as urban mobility takes a new direction by MINI. We are delighted to debut during the London Design Festival and pay homage to our British heritage while also marking a new era for MINI. The MINI Scooter E 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 into the first two-wheel concept of its kind for MINI.”

MINI Scooter E Concept

There are a total of three interpretations of the MINI Scooter E Concept conceived by Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design: two of which will be shown at the Paris Motor Show next week, while the third concept is being shown exclusively in London. The first MINI Scooter E Concept is a two-seater variant developed for ‘the fun of driving for two’. The second concept is a single-seater and the sportiest of the new concepts. The third and more design-progressive model – being shown exclusively in London – takes inspiration from the popular culture of the 1960s, a decade synonymous with the classic Mini, drawing on the distinctive graphics of the Mod era in particular.

MINI Scooter E Concept

It’s not just a two-wheeler in MINI Design - this scooter meets the needs of the young urban generation: Spontaneous, flexible, CO2-free mobility. Using a smart phone as the ignition key, the concept integrates infotainment, communication and navigation systems. The MINI Scooter E Concept is powered by an electric motor which can be recharged at any conventional power socket using an on-board charging cable.

MINI Scooter E Concept

The new scooter design concept is based on current production vehicles but pushes the creative boundaries. Just as the compact design of the classic MINI, born out of the 1950s oil crisis, symbolised a new reality for modern city driving, the MINI Scooter E Concept is designed for the changing landscape in environmental and urban road traffic conditions, to offer a stylish and emission-free alternative for urban mobility. Set to appeal to a young, ecologically-conscious driver, the MINI E Scooter Concept offers a completely new perspective on the distinctive MINI driving experience while being immediately recognisable as a MINI.

This new design study represents the MINI design team’s unparalleled expertise in recognising the challenges for mobility in major urban areas, and meeting these challenges with the development of stylish, innovative and sustainable future-focused vehicle concepts.


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    They look like cheap plastic toys.

  • http://www.childrenswallclocks.co.uk/ Kids Clocks

    The designs look very cool and I can imagine myself on any of the three scooters.
    But as the clip shows at the end, it doesn't look to be the quickest.
    I wouldn't want a one-legged man to be able to catch me and take my scooter from me, and the necessary hassle of recharging the battery…..
    Convenience aside, the best looking scooters I have ever seen.

  • http://studio-lmnoq.blogspot.com/ LMNOQ

    I soooo want one. Sign me up or should I say "Plug me in" for one!

  • jennie

    please give me one of these DEZEEN

  • m0s

    the yellow one looks like an american Truly Nolen pest control car

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000846182818 Zafar Dadayev

    Future of retro

  • markus

    It obviously needs a bigger headlight.