Smart confirms that the electric scooter will be launched in 2014.
Smart is expanding its portfolio of electrically driven vehicles designed for urban traffic by cooperating with the two-wheeler specialist Vectrix. SmartĒs electric portfolio is continuing to grow.
In addition to the Smart electric drive (car) and the Smart ebike (bicycle), in 2014 the Smart scooter will be launched on the market. With the introduction of a zero-local emission scooter, Smart is offering a complete portfolio of electrically driven vehicles for short and medium distances of up to 140 kilometres (87 miles).
Smart is developing and producing the electric scooter in close cooperation with its partner Vectrix, an innovative and worldwide leading brand in the electric two-wheeler industry. The company that was founded in 1996 in Rhode Island, USA, has been building electric scooters in series for years.
“Smart and Vectrix are both pioneers of electric mobility for the city”, says Dr Annette Winkler, Head of Smart.
“The Smart scooter will be a true Smart and we want to make it an icon of urban mobility – just like the Smart fortwo.”
The appearance of the Smart scooter prototype that was presented at the Paris Motor Show in 2010 will be further developed by Smart.
Smart insists that the scooter will offer unique features seen for the first time in this vehicle category. These are expected to be ABS, mirrorsĒ blind spot assist, an airbag, while a pillion seat or a rack will rather be optional. The instrument could be riderĒs smartphone, equipped with suitable apps.
Additionally, the power will be 5.44 bhp (converted from KW), battery range 100 km, (62 miles), top speed 45 km/h (28 mph), charging time between 3 to 5 hours. However according to rumors, the price will be about Ī4000, ($5000).