After three straight years of record motorcycle sales, you’d think things would eventually start slowing down for BMW. Instead, the German manufacturer continues to roll on the throttle with an impressive start to 2014. BMW announced sales of 5,438 motorcycles and scooters in January, up from the 4,818 motorcycles sold in the same month in […]
BMW C1-E Electric Scooter Concept [video]
Based on Vectrix technology
The BMW C1-E, prepared for the European Safer Urban Motorcycling (eSUM), was designed to represent safe and environmentally friendly vehicles of the future.
Like the C1, which was produced 2000-2003, the concept has a number of safety features such as a roll-over bar, energy-absorbing nose to soften head-on collisions and seat belts.
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The C1 came in 124cc and a 176cc models, both with Rotax engines and continuously variable transmission. The C1-E uses an electric motor from Vectrix powered by a lithium-ion battery, though an alternate version could be equipped with a low-emission combustion engine.