BMW upgrades C Evolution electric scooter

BMW has significantly upgraded its C Evolution electric scooter, by introducing a new version with 50 per cent more range.

When introduced to the market two years ago, the C Evolution had a 100-km range. Now, BMW has brought out a “Long Range” model with a different battery pack (taken from their i3 electric car, bringing capacity from 60 Ah to 94 Ah), and is claiming a 100-mile range, which works out to 160 km.

Other tweaks mean the scooter is rated for 48 hp. Top speed is now 129 km/h. The 0-100 km/h rating is now 6.8 seconds.

There are actually two versions of the C Evolution scooter now; the other detuned model (for learners) has only 15 hp and a 100-km range.

BMW has announced they will bring the C Evolution to the US for 2017, but there is no word yet on whether it will come to Canada. Currently, the only BMW scoot sold in Canada is the C650GT.

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