The popularity of electric scooters has exploded over the last couple of years; so much so that some of the biggest names from the mainstream automobile industry have ventured into the electric scooter space, including BMW, Volkswagen, Ford, and Hyundai. The latest to join this growing list of names is Mercedes-Benz, which quietly announced its entry in the e-scooter market at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The announcement was a part of the company’s press release that featured the news on the launch of a new range of Mercedes-branded lifestyle items called the Collection, which includes Bluetooth headphones, a toy model of the Mercedes-Benz EQC, accessories for the CLA, and the e-scooter. Mercedes said it partnered with mobility company Micro for the e-scooter that’ll wear the three-pointed star logo.
Strangely, Mercedes has not revealed any other information on the e-scooter, except that it will be released in “early 2020.” The company also resealed only two photos of the product, which doesn’t tell us much about it either. But some expect the Mercedes e-scooter to be a rebranded version of the Micro Merlin X4. The model weighs close to 24 pounds, has a top speed of 15 mph, and offers a range of up to about 15 miles.