Wednesday, October 07, 2009

BMW C1-E concept revealed


The BMW C1-E electric scooter concept is not slated to go into production...

BMW have released the first pictures and some details of their lithium-ion battery-powered C1-E electric scooter concept, which is based on the now-defunct C1. With its ‘safety cell’ that incorporates a roll bar, and seat belts, the C1-E is supposed to be safer than its IC-engined predecessor. And its electric motor is based on components sourced from EV manufacturer, Vectrix.

‘This BMW Motorrad study is to remain the only model of its kind. Series production is currently not planned. Nevertheless, findings from the project will find their way into other future developments in the field of single-track vehicles,’ says a press release from BMW.


3 comments:

Adam said...

I want to see some crash tests. Really, how good can a rollcage on a motorcycle be?

BranM said...

Well actually Adam, very good indeed! There are numerous links to crash test videos for the IC engined BMW C1 to prove the case. Furthermore, I was unlucky enough to strike a fox at 60mph whilst riding a C1. I ended-up sliding along the road and into trees, after coming to a halt I unbuckled my seatbelts and climbed out with only a small scratch on my elbow. BTW my C1 has been repaired and it's still in use.

Joorica said...

What I wonder is is why they don't close the top of the scooter? The whole issue with scooters is gettin' wet when it rains. Or is it possible to close the roof? Looks like a neat little scooter!