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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
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  is a retro plug-in electric vehicle inspired by the Mini  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.
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  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  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 
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