BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter (ENG) – Test Drive and Review

BMW C Evolution is sort of an electric variant of BMW C 650 Sport maxi scooter. However under the fairings there’s a housing full of battery cells, the same that are used in BMW i3 electric car. Battery housing is an integral part of the scooter chassis. As standard BMW C Evolution has 15hp, which doesn’t sound like much, but electric motor delivers torque from down low. As a result E Evolution accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 7seconds, and from 0 to 50 km/h in less than 3 seconds. BMW claims 100 km range for standard C Evolution, and 160 km in the version with extended range.

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Starting price: 13 950 euro
As tested: 14 165 euro

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Andrej Gobec says:

I’d love this thing, just not for the asking price …

ILIJA1993 says:

That range is quite bad IMO.

Patrick Van Reusel says:

Drive 1 hour without pollution, then charge 3 hours with pollution. EV’s are a environmental nightmare when they don’t drive. ICE verhicles only when they drive.

Toronto Electric Vehicle Association TEVA says:

Shared on our fb page ..not imported into Canada but arriving soon in USA ?

Ali Copur says:

You can buy real pipes for that amount of money. Too much for teenage toy.

Si Raff says:

So for the price it’s this or an S1000RR?
Tough choice there…

Jimmy Pedersen says:

I don’t know of any buildings in urban areas where there are power outlets for each parking lot. EV seem too impracticable to keep charged.

Inderjeet Singh says:

This is below par engineering from BMW. Instead of using existing C chassis they should have designed the electric scooter from grounds up. 200+ kg weight for scooter with 100 km range is just unacceptable.

ashley parker says:

Electric scooters and motorbikes offer great potential, particularly for people travelling in urban areas where traffic congestion is a problem and public transport is limited. I am thinking of many SE Asian countries such as China, India, Indonesia and Thailand. However, this early example from BMW is too expensive and offers too little range to be practical. And that storage area for such a big scooter is woeful.

Rafael Nádasi says:

In Hungary, you can only ride 50cm³, 5hp scooters with car driving licence (B class). There is a B125 class license, you have to take an extra exam and pay extra ca$h (i didn’t wanted to write euro becouse here it’s irrelevant) and you can ride 125cm³, 15hp bikes.

HappyCod43 says:

Umm, where are your gloves?

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