BMW Motorrad has presented its electric maxi-scooter, the BWM C Evolution, at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show. Combined dynamic riding performance with the efficiency of the latest green technology, the 2014 BMW C Evolution electric maxi scooter was unveiled along wit the all-new 2014 BMW i8 Electric Sports Car powered by a 131 hp electric motor.
The 2014 BMW C Evolution is BMW’s electric two-wheeler has ever produced. It was first introduced way back in 2010 as the Concept C, then unveiled in “near production prototype” form in 2012 before it is finally ready for production and will be available some time next year, joining the gas-powered C650GT and C600 Sport.
The 2014 BMW C Evolution sports a liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous motor via a toothed belt and ring gearing, developing 15 hp, but it is said can peak at up to 47 hp with 53lb-ft of torque and an electronically-limited maximum speed of 75 mph, giving it better acceleration than other maxi scooters powered by e600 cc engines or more. BMW C Evolution accelerates from 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds.
The magnet synchronous motor is powered by a 8kWh air-cooled lithium-ion high-voltage battery covered in die-cast aluminum case. The battery is said to be good for up to 100 kilometres (62 miles) and can get a full charge in four hours via standard 220V domestic socket with a 12A charge current or three hours through a 220V/16A outlet.
The 2014 BMW C Evolution comes with four different, user selectable riding modes (Road, Eco Pro, Sail and Dynamic) which control energy regeneration. According to BMW, the C Evolution also can regain energy through regenerative braking or when coasting with the throttle closed. Other feature inlcude a large full-color TFT display, LEDs, heated grips, anti-lock brakes, Traction Control Assist technology and so on.
The 2014 BMW C Evolution Electric Maxi Scooter will be offered in Light White with Electric Green paint scheme. No word on its pricing and availability.