When a company is known for producing what is basically the smallest car currently available, what do you do for an encore presentation? Go even smaller, of course. In the case of the Smart brand, that means cutting the total wheel count in half. That's right, Smart's making a scooter.
According to the sometimes reliable Autocar in the UK, Daimler's little brand is planning to debut a new plug-in electric scooter at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. According to a "senior Mercedes-Benz official":
If true, this electric scooter may be seen as a response to longtime German rival BMW's efforts in the two-wheeled arena. In fact, BMW recently showed off an electric scooter concept of its own called the C1-E, which was based on its previous production C1 covered scooter. Just one last question: What are the chances this electric scooter will be called the ForOne?Smart was originally established to tackle the need for improved mobility, especially in congested city environments. Up to now we have concentrated our efforts on four-wheel solutions. The next stage is to look at how to expand beyond this with other environmentally friendly vehicles.