Frankfurt 2013: BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter

 

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The Frankfurt auto show is usually the beginning of a model year’s auto show season, and this year is no exception with a host of 2014 models being shown for the first time. BMW is starting us off with a bit of 2 wheeled news this morning, having recently announced that the company’s C Evolution electric scooter will be officially available for sale after its September 10th showing at Frankfurt.

BMW’s been teasing us with the C evolution since the “sleek, pointy” concept version broke cover in 2011. More recently, the gas-powered versions of the C maxi-scoot have gotten rave reviews as fast, practical, sexy long-distance tourers and capable city-dwellers, as well.

The new BMW C Evolution uses the same “energy storage modules” that BMW’s i division is using in their recently announced i3 and i8 machines, so performance is expected to be solid, with final specs (power, range, load capacity, etc.) to be revealed on the 10th. Stay tuned!

 

BMW C Evolution Photo-gallery

BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter

BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter

BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter

BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter

BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter

BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter

BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter

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BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter

Sources | Photos: Autoevolution, BMW, via Motorpasion.





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  • UncleB

    Soon enough, a fully solar/wind/tidal powered Germany, with folks riding electric scooters to and form home/shopping and electric trains.

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  • vargus secundo

    Practical – maybe, but sexy? It’s the most awkward, ugly looking vehicle I have seen for a long time….

  • AaronD12

    I love it! I also like how relatively simple the bike is without all the mess of an ICE. It’s like a Honda Silverwing or a Suzuki Burgman scooter, so driveability and handling should be great. If people didn’t drive so badly around here, I’d get another bike. My road rash makes me think twice about it though.

    • Road rash is the price of admission into the bike club, I fear.