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BMW C Evolution Scooter Hitting Paris Runway

Motorrad | September 25th, 2012 by 1
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Among the many car debuts at the BMW auto show exhibit in Paris, the scooter fans will get to enjoy the view of BMW’s first …

Among the many car debuts at the BMW auto show exhibit in Paris, the scooter fans will get to enjoy the view of BMW’s first electric scooter.

Revealed earlier this summer, the BMW C Evolution is now ready for the chic Paris, a city where scooters are an important mean of transportation. The near-production prototype of an e-scooter was conceived as a future-oriented vehicle for commuting between the urban periphery and the city center, 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 electric scooter is equipped with a liquid-cooled electric motor that has a a continuous output of 11 kW and a peak output of 35 kW. The top speed is electronically limited to close to 75 miles per hour, and fully charged it has a driving range of around 60 miles.

BMW C Evolution Scooter Hitting Paris Runway

Charging can be achieved via conventional household electric outlets or at public charging stations that offer higher voltage. A completely empty battery could be powered up in less than three hours. Intelligent recuperation is available in coasting mode and when braking.

As expected from a premium scooter, the C Evolution comes equipped with a twin disc braking system with ABS, Lightweight Metzeler Feelgreen tires, multi-functional instrument cluster and a LED daytime running light

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