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Mini Scooter E PHOTOS: Mini's Mod Two-Wheeler Unveiled

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 09/24/10 11:46 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:50 PM ET

Mini has taken the wraps off of three designs for zippy electric scooters, the first two-wheel concept in the carmaker's history.

The zero-emission scooters come in three flavors: there is a two-seater model, a sportier, single-seat version, and a "British racing green," 1960s-inspired scooter based on the design ethos of the Mod era.

According to Wired, "Mini didn't offer any specs beyond saying the E-Scooter is powered by an electric motor and recharged from a wall socket. Instead of a key, the scooters start with a smartphone app. Sillier still, GPS software will alert you to other E-Scooter riders in the area and flash your headlights when you pass them."

"Here we are at the beginning of what could possibly become another icon," said Mini's Adrian van Hooydonk, senior VP of of BMW group design, of the Mini Scooter E Concept line.

See pictures of the Scooter E models in the slideshow below. Does it have "icon" potential? Weigh in, then check out these "cars from the future."

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British model Agyness Deyn poses for photographers during the unveiling of the Mini Scooter E Concept, in central London, on September 23, 2010. Mini unveiled its latest concept design in London Thursday, almost ten years after unveiling the redesigned Mini car. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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