Posted: 10 Sep 2013
BMW Motorrad has unveiled the production version of their C Evolution electric maxi scooter, first seen in concept at the 2011 BMW Motorrad Innovation Day. Based on the BMW C-series scooters, the C Evolution made its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show alongside the BMW i8 electric sports car.
The C Evolution’s 8kWh air-cooled lithium-ion high-voltage battery allows the e-scooter to reach a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles) when driven in practical conditions, so ideal for city commuting. A peak power output of 47hp sees a top speed of 75mph and a 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds. Charge time is around four hours from a standard 220V domestic socket.
The electric machine is fitted with Torque Control Assist, to provide superior traction control by monitoring the real wheel and reducing drive torque if necessary.
There are four ride modes to choose from, Road, Eco Pro, Sail and Dynamic and there’s also a reversing aid for easy manoeuvring.
Availability and prices will be revealed at the EICMA International motorcycle exhibition in Milan between 7th and 10th November 2013.
Bike Social ambassador Charley Boorman (pictured above) got to ride the C evolution, here's what he thought in his latest blog.