BMW has recognised the need for change in
cities with growing traffic volumes and rising
energy costs and is developing serial production
solutions to meet the mobility needs of today
and tomorrow. BMW Motorrad has expanded its
business activities with the addition of the
facet "Urban Mobility".
BMW Motorrad aspires to consistently pursue
electromobility at this early stage and has
accelerated development of single-track
mobility, as well as inspiring design and a new
premium philosophy clearly defined by
sustainability across the entire value creation
The concept vehicle E-Scooter was presented
at the BMW Motorrad Innovation Day 2011 as the
first development stage in this direction. Due
to their limited performance and range, purely
electrically powered scooters have been suitable
almost solely for inner-city use with a
restricted range of operation up to now. With
its sustainable technological solutions,
however, the concept vehicle BMW E-Scooter
already shows a significantly extended range of
BMW now presents the near-production
prototype of an
e-scooter as it might soon go on the market.
Since it was conceived as a future-oriented
vehicle for commuting between the urban
periphery and the city centre, there were two
particular requirements for its development:
performance figures comparable to those of a
maxi scooter with a combustion engine and a long
range in realistic conditions of use.
The highlights at a glance:
Innovative electric drive via drivetrain swing
arm with liquid-cooled alternator, tooth belt
and planetary gear.
11 kW continuous output (homologation according
to ECE R85) and 35 kW peak output.
120 km/h max. speed.
High range of up to 100 kilometres due to large
High-voltage battery with high capacity (8 kWh)
and innovative air cooling.
Intelligent recuperation in coasting mode and
Short charging times.
Synergy effects with BMW automobiles and
to car standards.
Hybrid chassis with agile handling due to low
centre of gravity.
Powerful braking system with ABS.
Lightweight Metzeler Feelgreen tyres.
Multifunctional TFT instrument cluster and LED
daytime running light.
Innovative colour concept and design.
With 11 kW continuous output and 35 kW peak
output, the "C evolution" has a powerful motor
and provides a high level of riding fun. The top
speed is electronically limited to 120 km/h. The
scooter supremely handles motorway riding and
overtaking - even with a passenger. It is also
capable of effortless hill starts on steep
slopes with a pillion passenger. In terms of
acceleration from 0 to 60 km/h, it comfortably
holds its own against current maxi scooters a
capacity of 600 cc or more.
At 8 kWh, the storage capacity of the battery
is extremely generous and ensures a range of up
to 100 kilometres. This means that realistic
zero-emissions riding in the big city and in
urban environments is no problem at all.