BMW’s sleek new electric scooter is a city commuter straight out of a sci-fi movie.
Gorgeous electric supercars seem to get all the attention these days. So, it's about time that a manufacturer unveiled something special in the world of electric scooters for a stylish city runaround. Looking like something ripped from the pages of one of William Gibson’s cyberpunk thrillers, the futuristic two-wheeler is BMW’s latest attempt at changing the way we think of urban mobility.
The cockpit even features a 10.25-inch TFT color screen with integrated navigation and a top speed of around 75 mph. Since this is a scooter designed for maneuvering through stop-and-go city traffic, that should be more than enough power. The company says you’ll get around 80 miles of range per charge, too. And when the battery needs some juice, you can go from 20 to 80 percent in just 45 minutes using the optional quick charger. That same charger will completely fill the battery in 100 minutes.
“The BMW CE 04 is our new electric star for the city. It combines an e-drive with emotion and motorcycling fun,” CEO Oilver Zipse said in a statement. “The latest technology, and the best battery cells, which also provide power in the BMW iX.”
Thankfully, you won’t have to wait long for the CE 04. BMW says its battery-powered scooter will go on sale in the UK later this year and in the US early next year. The vehicle will start at around £11,000 in the UK and $11,795 in America. It's pricey, but for a glimpse at the future, it may be worth it.