Mercedes-Benz has decided to venture into the micro-mobility market with the announcement of eScooter. The announcement has been a year after the German car manufacture released its first battery-powered vehicle. The brand had introduced an impressive EQC SUV last year. It has now decided to go small with its follow up – the foldable scooter. The vehicle has been developed in partnership with Swiss company Micro Mobility Systems AG. The aim of designing this is to easily cover the last few miles. This will allow its users to safely and quickly cover the ground that an SUV or car can’t. Mercedes-Benz said in a press statement that the only thing that was kept in mind while designing this vehicle was longevity. Top-quality materials and components have been used to build this eScooter that the company claims will last for over 3,000 miles.
While durability was one of the areas of key concern during the development process, the eScooter being offered by Mercedes-Benz has a lot more to deliver. It features a lightweight design and because it’s foldable, can be transported in the trunk of a car or even on public transportation. The vehicle has a suspension system along with thick rubber wheels that allow it easily deal with any unfriendly urban terrains. According to the details available, the eScooter has a maximum power of 500 watts despite its small structure. It can attain a top speed of more than 12 mph. It has a 7 Ah battery that can easily give you a 15.5-mile range, which is enough to get you around town for all your daily errands.
The scooter weighs 29.7 pounds and features a retractable steering column. This helps the rider to adjust it according to his or her height. There’s an accelerator on the right side of the handle and a brake on the left. To provide information about your speed, there’s a centrally mounted display. It also offers additional information like battery level and riding mode. This vehicle can be fully charged in a little over three hours’ time. Mercedes-Benz has not disclosed its release date and the price of the eScooter. But it is expected that the company will soon share all the details.