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Published on September 11th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

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BMW EV Revolution Hits The 2-Wheeled Market



BMW EV scooter

Despite past criticism that its green efforts weren’t particularly green, the BMW EV revolution is now in full swing. Production versions of the $40K i3 electric compact and the hyper-sexy i8 electric supercar are expected to hit the road this year, and the company has announced that the new BMW C Evolution electric scooter will bring the BMW i brand’s electric storage units to the two-wheeled world, as well. The bike shown here is now on display at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show (as of September 10th), and should reach BMW dealers as a 2014 model.

You can read more about the latest 2-wheeled BMW EV and check out a number of “cutaway” photos in the article, below, which was originally published at CleanTechnica‘s sister site, Gas 2. Enjoy!


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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I've been involved in motorsports and tuning since 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the Important Media network. You can find me on Twitter, Skype (jo.borras) or Google+.



  • Nick

    This looks like a ‘fancy’ moped/scooter-hardly ‘cool’ for BMW…but neither is the i3..sigh.. And the i8- while cool, not amazing for ev car world….yawn- guess thats good for Tesla. Thank goodness for Tesla & hope it brings!

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