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Review: BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter

The £13,500, 265kg C evolution electric scooter reportedly has a real world range of around 60 miles based on test drives in Barcelona.

Published: 23-Jun-2014

As the first electric model from a major motorcycle manufacturer, BMW’s C evolution scooter is a significant machine. But it faces the considerable challenge of igniting the market for battery-powered biking.

It is five years since the Isle of Man’s inaugural TT Zero race for electric bikes, which triggered a flurry of interest and was followed by US firm Zero launching a range of electric roadsters. But Zero pulled out of the UK last year after selling only a handful of bikes.

The C evolution has the advantage of having been developed alongside the firm’s recently released i3 electric car. Its bodywork hides a large aluminium box that contains three of the eight lithium-ion battery cells that power the i3.

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