25 Jun '12, 12pm

Smart bringing electric scooter to U.S. in 2014, will be part of Car2go

Smart bringing electric scooter to U.S. in 2014, will be part of Car2go

The scooter's plug-in socket is up front behind the smart emblem and, via a normal household connection, a full recharge takes three to five hours. The range spoken of is 100 km, or just over 60 miles. The Smart scooter's frame is made from steel and aluminum and emulates the Smart ForTwo's tridion passenger cell in its strength properties and design. Beneath the seat, there is room for two scooter helmets, and the second seat – or 'pillion' seat – folds out and back from this single seat as needed, while the rear foot pegs emerge as part of the process. If an owner does not foresee having pillionites aboard, he or she can replace the seat with a luggage rack. As with all Smart e-Mobility efforts, an owner benefits from complete smartphone integration. Mounting one's phone in the onboard holster between the handlebar grips, a suite of smart apps and connectivity opens up. ...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/06/25/smart-bringing-elect...

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