Last month, we learned that Smart plans to bring its escooter to market in 2014, and now the German automaker has revealed more information about its electric scooter.
The electric scooter will hit U.S. markets in 2014, featuring a 48-volt, lithium-ion battery pack that supplies power to a 4-kW wheel-hub electric motor at the rear wheel. Give or take, the electric scooter will be packing 5.4-hp. In order to ensure those without a driver’s license can operate the electric scooter in other countries, Smart has limited its speed limit to 28-mph.
Currently a full recharge of the scooter will take anywhere from three to five hours and will have an operating range of around 60 miles depending on usage. It is constructed from steel and aluminum and will come with an airbag, ABS, and Blind Spot Assist. It appears that the Smart electric scooter will be priced upwards in the $5,000 range.
Smart was also happy to announce that its electric scooter will be part of the Car2go program that currently operates in multiple European and North American cities.