Published on December 1st, 2012 | by Jo Borrás2
Smart Scooter Gets by With a Little Help From its Friends
With its easy-to-park cars and high-end, pedal-assist bikes, Mercedes’ Smart brand has spent years positioning itself as the best choice for fashionable, eco-conscious urbanites. Since 2010, the brand has been threatening to add another vehicle to its portfolio of swank city-rides: a plug-in electric scooter.
Now, it seems that Smart will be getting some help in developing its electric Vespa-fighter, courtesy of the electric scooter experts at Vectrix, who have been building plug-in scooters in series production since 2008.
It’s not yet clear if Mercedes will use any carry-over battery technology from its partners at Tesla for the Smart electric scooter – but with Vectrix pushing its own innovative battery tech, you can bet the Smart scooter will be a major player against other 50 cc bikes.