With traffic congestion in urban areas growing at an alarming rate, it’s only a matter of time until some cities start banning cars. To address the changing needs of urban mobility MINI just unveiled the Citysurfer – a folding electric concept scooter that can transport commuters to the “last mile” of their destinations without adding to existing traffic congestion.
Today more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and that total is expected to increase to more than 60 percent by 2030. Flexible mobility concepts like the Citysurfer will play a key role in confronting the challenges posed by urbanization, climate change and the scarcity of resources. With a top speed of 15 mph and a range of 15 miles, the MINI Citysurfer concept is suited for short distances – and since it only weighs 40 pounds and folds, it can easily fit in your trunk.
The Citysurfer can also be easily combined with other means of transport. It can be packed into the trunk of car so that a driver can switch over to it any time. It can also be taken aboard many types of public transportation and used for the last stage of a journey to get to your final destination after arriving at a bus or rail station.