Mercedes-Benz has released its own electric kick scooter

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by Leandre Grecia | Oct 7, 2020
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You can add this smart electric kick scooter (EKS) to the list of vehicles that Mercedes-Benz builds in its spare time. We’re kidding. Germans probably don’t have spare time because every nanosecond is counted.

These scooters aren’t that much out of the ordinary unlike those baby strollers and car seats, though. After all, other manufacturers like Seat, Ducati, and even AMD have released alternative transport vehicles of their own just recently.

This new two-wheeler is called the eScooter. While it doesn’t necessarily have a unique name, it’s a pretty stylish and capable machine. Mercedes-Benz built this in collaboration with Swiss tech company Micro Mobility Systems.

The scooter sports a black finish all around, with some blue highlights that represent both the Micro brand and the Mercedes-Benz EQ line. It has a sturdy frame that its makers say will make it last over 5,000 kilometers. Also worth noting here is that this scooter has a twist grip throttle, which is a bit different from the thumb throttles found in most e-scooters.

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It has an easy-to-use folding mechanism and only weighs around 13.5kg, making it a portable last mile vehicle. Powering it is a 280Wh battery that propels the 500W motor. Maximum range is about 25km, top speed is above 19kph, and charge time (from zero to full) is at around 3.5 hours.

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The Mercedes-Benz eScooter works hand-in-hand with the Micro app. A smartphone can be mounted onto the handlebar bracket and connected to the scooter via Bluetooth. The app will then display valuable info such as current speed, distance covered, travel time, and battery charge status.

No word on the EKS’s pricing yet, but we reckon it won’t come cheap. What do you make of it? Is this something you’d consider if it were made available here in our market?

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