BMW Motorrad launches futuristic 2022 BMW CE-04 electric scooter
BMW management has been telling us for quite some time that the company has planned massive investment in electric vehicles segment. As the automotive world is staring at ground-breaking changes in near future, we can expect BMW to offer a stylish and powerful electric scooter and BMW Motorrad has presented an original concept. BMW Motorrad, the two-wheeler brand of German multinational luxury automobile manufacturer BMW, has officially announced the launch of the CE-04 electric scooter (e-scooter) that has specifically been designed to electrify urban mobility.
The concept of the futuristic BMW CE-04 e-scooter was originally unveiled in 2017, and a near-production version of it was introduced last year by the name of “Definition CE-04." Finally, the German manufacturer gave the e-scooter a tangible form with a futuristic design and ground-breaking technologies.
The new e-scooter comes equipped with a powerful electric motor with ample battery cell capacity of 60.6 Ah or 8.9 kWh that delivers a range of 130 kilometers (roughly 80.7 miles) on a single charge. It produces maximum output of 31 kW or 42 horsepower. The manufacturer mounted its magnet electric motor in the frame between the battery pack and the rear wheel.
The new EV will also be made available in lower-output versions. Reduced output versions of the electric two-wheeler will be available for learner licenses in certain markets. For instance, an 11 kW (15 hp) and a 23 kW (31 hp) versions will be made available.
In terms of acceleration, the e-scooter’s capability is really impressive as it can accelerate from 0 to 50 kilometers per hour in merely 2.6 seconds. Its maximum speed has been pegged at 120 kilometers (roughly 74.5 miles) per hour.
It takes a completely exhausted battery pack 4 hours and 20 minutes to get fully replenished. However, a quick charger can cut that charging time down to just 1 hour and 40 minutes. But if one starts charging the battery when it gets down to 20 per cent, it will take merely 45 minutes to get replenished to the level of 80 per cent.
While announcing the launch of the electric two-wheeler, BMW Motorrad executives repeatedly emphasized that the EV’s battery and charging technology benefitted from parent firm BMW Group’s expertise in the field.
All versions of the CE-04 come equipped with twin disc brakes in the front and a single disc in the rear, 15-inch wheels, LED lighting, and a 10.25-inch TFT color screen offering connectivity and integrated navigation system. ABS comes as standard.
The BMW CE-04 e-scooter will be made available as a 2022 model, sometime later this year. Pricing and other details are yet to be revealed by the Germany-based luxury automobile manufacturer.
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