BMW Unveils C Evolution Electric Scooter at London Olympics


Select visitors of the London Olympics will get to test ride the new BMW C Evolution electric scooter as the Germany motor company looks to expand its two-wheeler appeal.

As part of a Europe-wide promotional tour, the C Evolution luxury scooter is being introduced in London as all eyes are on the capital city for the Olympics. The scooters have been rated to perform 60 miles on a single charge and are capable of achieving a top-speed of 120 km per hour. Based on a hybrid composite design, the scooter has an all-electric motor and has been rated to perform on par with the 600cc scooters. It can attain a full charge within a maximum limit of three hours. The scooters highlight BMW’s efforts to design eco-friendly models for both urban and highway rides.

According to Rudolf-Andreas Probst, a spokesman for BMW’s motorcycle division, “We plan to bring the scooter in a very similar form to market in 2014. Beforehand, we need to clarify some technical and marketing aspects.”

In an effort to give the new C Evolution as much exposure as possible during the London Olympics, BMW plans to offer the scooters to journalists covering the games as well as unspecified VIPs and carmaker’s employees. BMW has deployed its own charging stations for the scooters across London.

The C Evolution scooter will sell for 2,840 euros in Germany. It is expected to hit the market in the U.S. next year.

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