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Mercedes eScooter aims for last mile commute

Mercedes eScooter aims for las...
Mercedes takes on the last mile commute with the launch of the eScooter
Mercedes takes on the last mile commute with the launch of the eScooter
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Mercedes takes on the last mile commute with the launch of the eScooter
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Mercedes takes on the last mile commute with the launch of the eScooter
The eScooter rides on 7.8-inch rubber tires, and is reported road-legal in Germany
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The eScooter rides on 7.8-inch rubber tires, and is reported road-legal in Germany
The eScooter is a collaborative effort between Mercedes and Micro Mobility Systems AG
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The eScooter is a collaborative effort between Mercedes and Micro Mobility Systems AG
The eScooter has a top speed of 12.4 mph and a per charge range of 15.5 miles
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The eScooter has a top speed of 12.4 mph and a per charge range of 15.5 miles
The eScooter has a wide deck and dual braking at the rear
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The eScooter has a wide deck and dual braking at the rear
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Folding electric kickscooters are a convenient way to zip from the transport hub to the office, and can be great fun too. After launching its EQ family of all-electric vehicles, Mercedes now has its eyes on last mile commuters with a folding e-scooter that sports the no-nonsense moniker of eScooter.

A collaborative effort with Switzerland's Micro Mobility Systems AG, the eScooter sports branding from both companies on the steering column. It folds down to 340 mm (13.4 in) from a ready-to-ride height of 1,096 mm (43.1 in), and rocks a wide 145-mm (5.7-in) deck topped with a non-slip coating. And it's built to last, in fact Mercedes says that the eScooter should be good for over 5,000 km (3,100 mi).

The 13.5-kg (29.7-lb) electric kickscooter features a 250-W motor that can peak at 500 watts, with twist-grip throttle control to the right on the handlebar, and a 7.8-Ah/280-Wh battery for about 25 km (15.5 mi) of per charge scooting at up to 20 km/h (12.4 mph). And it's approved for riding on public roads in Germany, but you might want to check with your local authorities before diving in.

It rides on 200-mm (7.8-in) rubber tires front and back, boasts full suspension, has head- and tail-lights, and stopping power comes from one front brake and two more at the rear.

The eScooter rides on 7.8-inch rubber tires, and is reported road-legal in Germany
The eScooter rides on 7.8-inch rubber tires, and is reported road-legal in Germany

There's a display in the center of the handlebar that shows speed, charge level and riding mode, though the Micro app offers all that and more, including a navigation system, so you can attach your phone to the bracket on the handlebar and use that as a trip computer.

As of writing, there's no word from Mercedes or Micro on availability or pricing for the all-black eScooter, but it does look like a rebadging of the latter's Micro Explorer, which is priced at €1,149.95 (about US$1,350). You can see what's on offer in the video below.

The New Mercedes-Benz eScooter – Last Zero-Emissions Mile

Source: Daimler

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2 comments
michael_dowling
The average American is a lard ass. All he/she needs is a last mile conveyance like this. Couch to auto to scooter to desk chair.
guzmanchinky
My little segway e scooter already does all of this for less than half that price