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 |  Sep 10 2010, 3:28 PM

As part of parent company Mercedes-Benz’s quest to offer “mobility solutions”, Smart is also set to debut an electric scooter concept at the Paris Auto Show, along with rival brand MINI.

The Smart scooter will actually share similar characteristics with a MINI scooter, using an electric powertrain and an already established “premium” brand as selling points. The Smart is said to use a lithium-ion battery, and more significantly, a special airbag designed to protect occupants in a crash.

Smart will continue to debut new cars in the future, but the poor reception of the Smart Fortwo in North America, along with declining sales, means that the brand must focus on new efforts in the mobility field, rather than just the automobile.

Check out Autoguide’s Paris Auto Show preview, and stay tuned for live coverage starting September 30th

[Source: AutoCar]