What Is The BMW C Evolution?
The BMW C Evolution is an electric scooter with a range of 100 kilometers, or about 62 miles under practical conditions. The scooter is powered by a liquid cooled permanent magnet synchronous motor that powers the rear wheel through a toothed belt and ring gearing. The electric motor is rated at 15 HP and 53 lb-ft of torque, but has a peak output of 47.5 HP, enabling the BMW C Evolution to reach an electronically limited top speed of 75 mph, and providing acceleration better than some 600 cc scooters. The run from 0 to 31 mph takes 2.7 seconds, and 62 mph is reached in just 6.2 seconds.
To provide the 62 miles of range the scooter uses an 8 kWh air-cooled lithium-ion high voltage battery. In fact, the C Evolution uses the same energy storage and electronic componentry as the BMW i3, helping the scooter become the first electrically powered two-wheeler to meet the ISO 26262 standard. A full recharge from empty takes 3 hours when using a 220V 16A outlet, or 4 hours when using a 220V 12A outlet. The scooter also features energy regeneration to automatically recharge the battery when coasting or braking.