The goal, Mini said, was to meet the needs of the young urban generation:
It wanted the scooters to be "spontaneous, flexible, CO2-free mobility. Using a smartphone as the ignition key, the concept integrates infotainment, communication and navigation systems."
The scooters have an electric motor with a battery that can be recharged at a conventional power socket with the onboard charging cable.
The scooters ape the Mini cars in a number of ways -- a circular central instrument cluster, a Mini-style speedometer, prominent turn indicator lamps in the style of the classic Mini and the chrome trims on the bodywork. The three concepts, however, differ:
- The first Mini Scooter E Concept is a two-seater variant in the color scheme of the Mini electric hatchback now being tested in Europe.
- The second concept is a single-seater and the sportiest of the new concepts. It has a brown upholstered seat and is done in British Racing Green.
- The third is a two-seater that's being shown exclusively in London. It takes inspiration from the popular culture of the 1960s Britain -- yeah, baby! -- a decade synonymous with the classic Mini, drawing on the distinctive graphics of the Mod era in particular. It's white and picks up motifs from the colors of the Royal Air Force.