Mini, Smart, to show electric scooters in Paris

Both Mini and Smart released sketches of electric scooters the companies plan to show at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

Mini electric scooter
Mini released this sketch of one of the electric scooters it will show off at the Paris Motor Show. Mini

Small-car rivals Mini and Smart intend to get even smaller with new electric scooter concepts to be shown at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

Mini electric scooter
Mini electric scooter

The scooters are rumored to have similar specifications, using lithium ion batteries for a range of 60 miles. A more intriguing tidbit of information is that the Smart scooter will come with an airbag.

Mini will show off three versions of its electric scooter with retro styling. The company released sketches of one of its scooters on its Facebook page.

The scooters will be shown as concepts, with no definitive production plans, during the Paris Motor Show, which runs from October 2 to the 17th.

Smart electric scooter
The Smart electric scooter concept is expected to have an airbag. Smart

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