BMW reveals electric scooter

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BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by Lock » Jul 01, 2011 2:22 pm

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-new ... 18458.html
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Nice to see BMW waking up to watts going on w/ebikes...

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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by gogo » Jul 01, 2011 2:31 pm

Yep, battery box as a stressed member. I wonder if its DD or if they have a reduction in the power path.

[EDIT] After reading the article, it seems they use a double reduction.
Due to its high output, the BMW Motorrad development study has no hub motor with direct drive or planetary gearbox. Instead, the high-performance electric machine is mounted behind the battery casing. The secondary drive consists of a toothed belt from the electric machine to the belt pulley mounted coaxially on the swinging fork pivot with drive pinion. From here, power transmission occurs via roller chain to the rear wheel.
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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by MikeB » Jul 01, 2011 3:02 pm

I think this is very interesting.

One key element is that BMW is one of the few brands that can pretty easily demand a high price just because of the brand. That gives them room to build a scooter with some pretty high-end components, and still be a money-maker. For example, I'd be more willing to drop $12k for a BMW than I would for a brand like Vectrix. And BMW has a strong pool of engineering talent, so they easily have the resources to do this right.

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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by slayer » Jul 01, 2011 3:13 pm

Yes Mike your right and when they say you pay for the name ...well exactly they will still be there in a couple of years to serve you. And in that name like you say it will reflect the quality they have already

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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by sk8norcal » Jul 02, 2011 11:41 am

Lock wrote:[

Nice to see BMW waking up to watts going on w/ebikes...

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they did have the Mini E-scooter concepts a while back...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TKgPcBKXgU

and the electric C-1
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/363/4798/ ... otype.aspx

C-1 scooter (with a cage) was actually sold in Europe, but it bombed.
http://www.usautoparts.net/bmw/models/concepts/c1.htm


another maxi scooter concept (gas)
http://www.gizmag.com/bmw-moves-into-th ... ket/16806/
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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by Lock » Jul 03, 2011 7:24 pm

OK, so they have had prototypes and proof-of-concepts before but this is something they can put into production NOW. The time/tech is right. Cummon BMW, it ain't rocket science any more?

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Post by sk8norcal » Jul 03, 2011 11:10 pm

BMW is also committed to electric-drive technology, and anticipates being the first major motorcycle manufacturer to market an e-bike. “Within three years, BMW will become the premier provider of electric vehicles,” von Kuenheim says. “The company is fully committed to this, and there will be spin-offs for the motorcycle division,” likely as part of the company’s new Urban Commuter range. BMW is also experimenting with diesel-powered motorcycles using its benchmark, clean-burning automotive technology. “Why not build a diesel motorcycle? von Kuenheim asks. “BMW has the technology.”

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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by VeloV » Jul 12, 2011 5:56 pm

Ok, 100km...at what speed?

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Post by johnhead@frontiernet.net » Jul 12, 2011 6:19 pm

Hmmmm.... Add another wheel and I'ts beginning to look familiar!
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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by sk8norcal » Jul 13, 2011 1:32 am

howz that ?

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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

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Post by Hillhater » Sep 14, 2011 3:02 am

Why do they produce a video, when the vehicle never moves ? :x
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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by gogo » Sep 14, 2011 4:02 am

Too funny watching her swing a leg over the back of the seat when the cool thing about scooters is the step through. It was sexier though. 8)
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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by full-throttle » Sep 14, 2011 5:15 am

gogo wrote:Too funny watching her swing a leg over the back of the seat when the cool thing about scooters is the step through. It was sexier though. 8)
What scooter?? Is there a scooter in that video?

Oh, I see now..

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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by Lock » Sep 16, 2011 11:07 am

VeloV wrote:Ok, 100km...at what speed?
From this latest video looks like the target market is folks with anorexia nervosa so this will help make the bike more aerodynamic and reduce Wh/km...

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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by mistercrash » Sep 17, 2011 8:06 am

The very first scooter posted with the funky black and white body panels is very appealing to me. It looks very comfortable and practical. The other concepts linked after are either too small or they are gas. The last one with the skinny girl is a beautiful work of design but not practical. No rear fender and not much for expansion for more storage like saddle bags or a bubble. I wish they'd stop making concepts and come out with an e-scooter people can buy and use.
Is it ready yet?

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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by sk8norcal » Nov 13, 2011 9:38 pm

BMW Motorrad enters a new level in mobility. This is the world-premiere of the first BMW scooters. You can see them at the EICMA 2011.
The Maxi-Scooters BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT will be available from spring 2012. They stand for the future of urban mobility.
sweet! maybe the electric version will follow...





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Re: BMW reveals electric scooter

Post by veloman » Aug 07, 2012 1:37 am

I love the part in the last video at 6 minutes where the road cyclist keeps up and then passes the camera/scooter. Likely downhill, but still...
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http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/29/bmw ... lin-plant/

http://ecomento.com/2014/04/08/bmw-c-ev ... -upmarket/

BMW’s first electric scooter rolled off the production in Berlin last week with first deliveries expected in May.

The BMW C evolution is based on BMW’s current C 650GT bike, but gone is two-cylinder two-stroke engine and any trace of fossil fuel. In its place is a 47hp electric motor supplied by a 8kWh lithium-ion battery using the same cells as the new BMW i3 megacity car.

The zero emissions moped has a top speed of 75mph and can cover up to 62 miles on a single charge. It will also be comfortably faster that its gasoline-powered sibling, boasting a 0-62mph time of 6.2 seconds and increased torque.

A full charge from a domestic socket – without a wallbox station – takes around four hours, although a charge to 80 percent takes two hours 15 minutes. BMW says the C evolution’s energy recuperation feature – used while braking and coasting – can also extend range by 10-20 percent if used effectively.

Along with the BMW i3 and i8 plug-in hybrid sportscar, the C evolution is a part of a 100 million euro investment in electromobility up until 2015 from the German automaker. It wants to see a proliferation of electric motorcycles and scooters in urban areas and will offer three versions of the C evolution including a police-spec model that’s sure to boost exposure.

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The C evolution shares battery technology with the BMW i3

It’s now possible to by electric versions of everything from a retro-styled Italian scooter to an all-out carbon fiber superbike. Riders in all segments have be impressed by the instant torque and smooth acceleration that electric motors provide. As journeys on two-wheeled machines tend to be shorter than those undertaken in cars, the limited range of electric motorcycles is also less of a problem.

When it goes on sale the C evolution will cost £13,500 ($22,450) in the UK. By way of comparison, the C 650 GT costs £9,795 in the UK but $9,990 in the US, which suggests that the C Evolution would cost less than $20,000 were it to reach North America. BMW is yet to give a release date for the US.

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