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Congestion: The C-evolution

2012-10-23 13:22

Congested urban areas, higher energy costs and more stringent CO2 emissions policies are increasingly seen as the challenges facing the world’s commuters.

Recognising this, BMW has started developing a series of mobility solutions, including two-wheelers, which it calls 'the BMW C evolution among electric vehicles'.

While BMW’s C600 Sport and C 650 GT maxi scooters combine the virtues of the automaker’s motorcycle range with the agility of a scooter, the “C evolution” takes this concept one step forward.

'PRODUCT-QUALITY PROTOTYPE'

The C evolution is described as an E-scooter that has been designed as an urban commuter with the ride characteristics of a maxi scooter with a long range under normal conditions.

According to BMW, the C evolution is "a product-quality prototype of an E-Scooter in the form in which it could soon come onto the market".

BMW previously showed its concept E-scooter at the BMW Motorrad Innovation Day in 2011 and Concept e was shown shortly thereafter at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show.

The C evolution is the next step in the automaker’s e-scooter programme.