MINI presents the citysurfer concept, a collapsable urban electric scooter
 
MINI presents the citysurfer concept, a collapsable urban electric scooter
nov 20, 2014

MINI presents the citysurfer concept, a collapsable urban electric scooter

the MINI citysurfer concept is a collapsable urban electric scooter
all images courtesy BMW group

 

 

 

MINI has presented an innovative urban vision that provides increased flexibility for individual mobility in congested areas; the MINI ‘citysurfer concept combines the riding properties of a kick scooter with an electric drive and thanks to its compact structure, it collapses and folds in half. weighing just 18 kilograms, the electrified two-wheeler has been developed for use on its own and in combination with other means of transportation – for example in a luggage compartment, or on buses and trains.

the MINI citysurfer concept is a collapsable urban electric scooter

 

 

the auxiliary electric drive boasts a thumb-operated accelerator and gearless hub motor in the rear wheel – the electric motor power reaches a top speed of 25 km/h (15 mph) and isn’t activated until a minimum speed is reached from the rider’s own physical thrust. the power supply is connected via a lithium-ion battery permanently installed in the frame, which can be charged by a 12-volt automobile socket or household socket.

the MINI citysurfer concept is a collapsable urban electric scooter

 

 

the MINI citysurfer concept integrates large wheels with pneumatic tires which makes it suitable for bumpy paths. its stable frame and height-adjustable handlebars complements three brake systems which operate independently of each other.

the MINI citysurfer concept is a collapsable urban electric scooter

hydraulic disc brakes are situated at the front and rear wheels 

the MINI citysurfer concept is a collapsable urban electric scooter

the folding concept features a safety function for correct engagement when unfolding 

the MINI citysurfer concept is a collapsable urban electric scooter

trim parts and wheel covers at front and rear protect the two-wheeler from dirt and weathering 

the MINI citysurfer concept is a collapsable urban electric scooter
mobile phone holder and charger on the handle bars – last mile navigation is possible with the MINI connected XL journey mate

the MINI citysurfer concept is a collapsable urban electric scooter
concept sketch

the MINI citysurfer concept is a collapsable urban electric scooter

concept sketch

  • Wow, a collapsible scooter! Awesome!

    *Goes to article page, no photos of how it folds*

    Nice one designboom…

    what?
  • Would have be nice to see how it folds : D

    clementin
  • helmet! love your brain!

    buzzoff

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