We all know that Daimler was one of the first to produce a motorcycle, but did you know Mercedes-Benz is still active in the two-wheel market. In 2010, Mercedes-Benz revealed a tentative step into the two-wheeled market in the form of an electric scooter concept made under its subsidiary Smart brand.
Over the next couple of years the project progressed, and by 2012 Mercedes confirmed that the scooter would be in showrooms by 2014 – but it wasn’t.
However, not all is lost, because with its German rival BMW now in the electric scooter market, and the technology for electric motorcycles taking huge strides forwards, don’t write off the idea of a Mercedes-made scooter just yet. The picture shows a patent image for what would have been the production scooter. The single-sided front end of the concept is swapped for a conventional fork, while the iPhone-based instruments of the show scooter are replaced with a proper, standalone dashboard. The swingarm on this model also different, with a hub-mounted motor clearly visible instead of the concept scooter’s solid rear wheel with the motor hidden inside.Tag: MercedesMercedes-BenzScooterElectric-ScooterEVElectric-VehicleDaimlerDevelopmentTechnology