BMW E-Scooter Concept

   
The BMW E-Scooter focuses on two main features: dynamic figures comparable to those of a maxi scooter with a combustion engine and a high range in realistic conditions of use.

While figures have not been disclosed, BMW says the concept vehicle has the necessary maximum output to be able to achieve acceleration figures within the 0 - 60 km/h (37 mph) range, which are at the level of current maxi scooters powered by a 600 cc combustion engine. Also, the capacity of the battery allows a daily driving range of over 100 km (60 miles).

It is also capable of safe and reliable overtaking on urban motorways and also when carrying two people, as well as managing hill starts on steep slopes with a pillion passenger.

What is really interesting about this maxi scooter concept is that it does not have a main frame, as its function is taken over by the aluminum battery casing. The steering head support is connected to it, as is the rear frame and the left-hand mounted single swing arm with directly hinged, horizontally installed shock absorber, as BMW explains.

The charging device includes a charge cable which allows the battery to be recharged at a conventional household power socket. In addition, when the E-Scooter is decelerated in trailing throttle or when braking, the energy released is recuperated, thereby increasing the vehicle's range by between 10 and 20 per cent depending on driving profile.

Safety wise, BMW made sure that the high standards established relating to high voltage safety (> 60 volt) and functional reliability are being applied to a two-wheel vehicle with electric drive.