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You can experience tomorrow’s urban mobility today with the uncompromising BMW C evolution. This electrically powered maxi-scooter combines sustainability, dynamics and agility with a design that catches everyone’s eye. The C evolution invites you to leave behind the noise and fumes of urban traffic. The powerful, completely electric engine guarantees immediate torque and a riding range of up to 99 miles. This model also comes in four riding modes, and is equipped with intelligent energy recuperation. Riding performance of the highest order, coupled with environmental friendliness, and innovative technology underscore the fact that the C evolution stands for riding pleasure without compromise.
A DESIGN THAT EMBODIES THE FUTURE
The shape of the C evolution is at first sight typical of BMW Motorrad. LED lights and a big TFT display reflect BMW’s technological leadership, while the striking split-face fairing shares its DNA with the rest of BMW Motorrad family. A statement is set by the new, attractive color Ionic Silver Metallic with an Electric Green accent color. The graphic on the side covering adds to the electric scooter’s modern appearance. High-quality fit, finish and attention to detail complete the design elements of the C evolution.
Contrary to conventional internal combustion engines, the C evolution’s electric engine provides peak torque from a standstill, instead of gradually building up to the peak torque. With peak output of 48 hp (35 kW) and 53 lb-ft (72 Nm) of torque at the output shaft, this machine provides immediate riding pleasure. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 80 mph to ensure optimized power consumption and range. With acceleration from 0 – 30 mph in only 2.8 seconds, you’ll quickly leave the traffic behind when the light turns green.
TECHNOLOGY POWERED BY BMW i
The energy storage device in the BMW C evolution consists of three modules, each of which has twelve lithium-ion battery cells. Thanks to the battery modules of the latest generation with 94 Ah as opposed to 60 Ah, the range of the C evolution is up to 99 miles (per WMTC).
Entirely waterproof, the battery casing is made of die-cast aluminum and also houses the entire electronic control and charging system. It is both a supporting chassis part and a crash protector for the lithium-ion battery module.
BMW i was the technological inspiration behind the C evolution battery. The high-quality modules are identical to those used in the BMW i3 and are produced at the same plant in Dingolfing. Parts of the electronic control system were also adopted from the i3 and i8. This covers voltage, current and temperature and ensures that the high voltage is securely activated and deactivated.