Paris Motor Show: Scooters And Bikes Steal The Spotlight

Paris Motor Show: Scooters And Bikes Steal The Spotlight
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The Paris Motor Show feature more than just vehicle with four wheels as we found out from the variety of scooters and bicycles displayed.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 6 october 2010

The city of Paris is filled not only with cars, but even more so motorcycles, scooters and bicycles. So it wasn’t much surprise that we’d see a few on display at the Paris Motor Show. What is interesting is how some manufacturers are looking at bikes and scooters as an entry point into an automotive brand. Smart revealed this exact strategy during their press conference and following the reveal of the eScooter and eBike prototypes. Part of the rationale behind introducing these two products is to offer more affordable transportation alternatives to a car. Both in Europe and the US, insurance for young drivers costs a lot. Smart is looking at the eBike and eScooter as either steps up to car ownership or a more space conscious solution to urban mobility.

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