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BMW Unveils Their New Electric Mini Scooter E

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On September 23, 2010 @ 4:15 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation | 3 Comments

bmw, mini e, mini cooper [1]
If you’ve been holding off on purchasing an electric scooter, this may be the beauty that you’ve been waiting for. The Mini Scooter E by BMW [2] is a retro plug-in electric vehicle inspired by the Mini [3] Cooper, just unveiled today in London. Each of the E Series’ three scooter designs will feature the same circular instruments and speedometer found on the famed vehicle, and a lithium ion-power source.

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Not just an attractive ride, the scooter has a handful of impressive add-ons, including a smart phone docking station that unlocks the vehicle, GPS [5] software that scans for nearby Mini Scooter E’s, and a helmet with an integrated microphone and headphone set that allows riders to listen to music or use their phones while driving. The scooter’s GPS system even triggers the vehicle [6] to flash its headlights when passing another Mini Scooter E on the road.

BMW hasn’t revealed exactly how much the lithium ion-powered scooter will cost, but it’s estimated that they’ll be priced at over $6,000–significantly more expensive than standard scooters.

Via Wired [7]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/23/bmw-unveils-their-new-electric-mini-scooter-e/mini-e-scooter-02/

[2] BMW: http://inhabitat.com/2010/02/23/bmw-retrofitting-its-leipzig-factory-to-build-electric-vehicles/

[3] Mini: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/07/02/bmw-reveals-details-about-its-first-electric-car/

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/23/bmw-unveils-their-new-electric-mini-scooter-e/mini-e-scooter-03/

[5] GPS: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/23/sanitov-launches-cargo-bike-with-gps-technology-in-london/

[6] vehicle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/31/bmws-vision-efficientdynamics-concept-supercar/

[7] Wired: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/09/mini-e-scooter/

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