BMW Motorrad introduced today a new electric scooter at the London Olympic Games. We talk about the C Evolution, a zero-emission electric vehicle powered by an electric motor offering 47 horsepower and a top speed of 120 km/h.
In terms of driving range, BMW says that the new electric scooter can run up to 100 kilometers on a single charge thanks to the 8 kWh battery.
Charging at a standard household socket takes less than three hours, which, in our opinion, is really great for this type of vehicle.
Advanced systems recover braking energy increasing the battery lifetime. However, the new BMW C Evolution scooter is still a prototype, sale being expected somewhere in 2014.
“The ‘C evolution’ is powered via a drivetrain swing arm. The alternator is positioned behind the battery casing and integrated in the swing arm,” says the German company.
You can also get a closer look at the eco-friendly German scooter prototype in the presentation video below.