A new trend is coming to the world of electric mobility this year: e-scooters. BMW Lifestyle will be expanding its compact city scooter range from September 2019. The launch of the pioneering BMW E-Scooter sees the BMW Group building on its successful cooperation with Micro (inventor of the Micro Scooter) with another demonstration of innovative technology and high-quality design. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Electric Two Wheelers 2019-2029.
The new BMW E-Scooter will have a range of twelve kilometres (7.5 miles) and 20 km/h (12 mph) top speed. Two separate braking systems and embedded front and rear lights provide the requisite safety on the road. And yet this lightweight scooter (it weighs just nine kilograms) still boasts the space-saving design of a city scooter and can be folded up very easily. The 150-watt motor and lithium-ion battery slip away almost out of sight into the footplate and rear wheel, making the new E-Scooter every practical. It takes two hours to fully charge the E-Scooter's battery so it's ready to go again.
Created as part of the first collaboration between the BMW Group and Micro, the adjustable BMW City Scooter allows the rider to take it with them everywhere thanks to its triple-secured folding and locking mechanism. The low footplate with integrated kickstand and the large wheels offer excellent comfort on the commute to work. And with destination reached, the City Scooter can be parked away neatly in space-saving style.
The size-shifting BMW Kids Scooter makes an ideal set of wheels for even very small children. Little ones from three years old can use it for balancing practice, and the seat surface opens to reveal space for a selection of favourite toys. For youngsters aged up to twelve, the seat can be simply taken off and the height of the handlebars adjusted as the rider gets taller.
The BMW E-Scooter will be available starting from September 2019.
Source and images: BMW
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