BMW has a very long tradition also in manufacturing motorcycles, so it is now wonder the German brand is now rerouting its future line of two wheel products with electric propulsion. Same as the car market, the moto market has to adapt to more stringent emissions.
The result is the new BMW C evolution, an electric scooter first launched in 2012 and now updated with some new features. With the new C evolution, available in two variants in future, the Long Range version and the European version, the new vehicle has a new generation of batteries with a cell capacity of 94 Ah, as used in the current BMW i3. This way the range has been significantly extended. What is more, a new charge cable with a smaller diameter is now included as standard. New optional accessories such as the smartphone cradle also mean there are now many more ways to customise the BMW C evolution.
In the new C evolution Long Range the continuous output is 26 hp, 11 hp more than in the predecessor model, while the range has been significantly extended to approximately 160 kilometres. The top speed is 129 km/h (electronically limited).
In the A1 driving licence version (Europe only), the new C evolution has an output of 15 hp. The range here is around 100 kilometres, with a top speed of 120 km/h.
The new BMW C evolution has a refined visual appearance. Both versions of the new C evolution are available in the new paint finish Ionic Silver metallic / Electric Green, combined with the contrasting colour Blackstorm metallic. A new graphic has also been added to the centre tunnel trim in the Long Range version.
Already available in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Ireland and China, the C evolution is now also due to be launched in the USA, Japan, South Korea and Russia.