If you’re a die-hard BMW fan, you’re likely looking for news on some new fire spitting BMW, like the upcoming M8 or maybe even the X5 M. If that’s the case, this article might not be for you. That’s because it’s about… a scooter. The BMW E-Scooter to be exact and it’s the brand’s latest attempt at personal urban electric mobility. Not exactly a fire spitting Bimmer, is it?
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Admittedly, it’s actually a pretty cool scooter. The BMW E-Scooter isn’t the brand’s first electric scooter but it is its first to be co-developed with Micro (creator of the Micro Scooter). It features a 150-watt motor and lithium-ion battery, which are tucked into the footplate and rear wheel. Combined, they provide 12 km (7.5 miles) range and a top speed of 20 km/h (12 mph).
Two separate braking systems and both front and rear lights provide the requisite safety features needed to navigate dense cities. It’s also capable of folding up neatly for easy transportation and/or storage. To keep it safe while it’s folded up, there’s a triple-secured folding and locking mechanism.
The BMW E-Scooter gets a stylish matte-black finish with both the Micro logo and the BMW Roundel. So it looks better than most electric scooters; being both more stylish and more premium looking.
Alongside the BMW E-Scooter, there’s also a BMW Kids Scooter. Designed for kids three years old to twelve, the Kids Scooter features a seat for easier balance for youngsters. That seat can be removed as the kids get older and can balance on their own and the handlebars can be adjusted for height. The Kids Scooter is available in three colors; Black, Orange and White, and Raspberry.
Both the regular BMW E-Scooter and the Kids Scooter will be available for purchase in Autumn of 2019 and they both look quite promising.