BMW’s C Evolution electric scooter is finally coming to the United States. The electric moped has been on sale in Europe since 2014 and it will be available first in California. The pilot will include two versions of the electric scooter – one that goes 62 miles on a charge or a long-range model that goes 99 miles. The program will expand to the rest of the BMW Motorrad dealer network in the U.S. as interest in the electric scooter builds.
Pricing starts at $13,750 with options that include an anti-theft alarm for $395, a comfort seat for $145, and heated grips for $250. The battery capacity of the first model was 60Ah, but the new and improved battery, sourced from the i3, has a capacity of 94Ah. You can get a full charge from an 110-volt socket in 9.5 hours or use a fast charge 220-volt accessory cable to achieve a full charge in four hours.
The C Evolution scooter has a top speed of 80 mph and a 0 to 31 mph sprint of 2.8 seconds.
A host of standard equipment will be provided on the new model, like LED lights, reverse assist, Torque Control Assist, ABS, and four ride modes: Road, Eco Pro, Dynamic, and Sail. The only color available for now is Ionic Silver Metallic / Electric Green. You also get a five-year, 30,000-mile battery warranty.
If you’re in the market for a serious, premium, eco-scooter, it appears that you need look no further. The ride is said to be quite enjoyable too, as the battery placement contributes to a low center of gravity, making the C evolution agile.