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BMW C1-E Electric Scooter Prototype Photo Gallery
The BMW C1-E is a prototype scooter built for the eSUM.
See photos of BMW's C1-E electric scooter prototype in the BMW C1-E electric scooter prototype photo gallery.
The C1-E protects the rider with a roll-bar enclosure and seat belt.
BMW itself makes pains to say C1-E 'production is currently not planned.'
Because of its seat-belt and roll bar the C1 does not require helmet use.
Propelling the C1-E is an electric motor sourcing juice from a lithium-ion battery.
Pay a visit to Europe and there are a surprising amount of previous C1's scattered through the two-wheeled parking areas – where most EU countries allow it to be operated without a helmet.
Speaking with BMW reps in the past and constant mention made us suspect the C1 concept wasn't completely dead.
The C1, BMW’s enclosed scooter model, never had the staying power the Bavarian marque hoped
BMW doesn’t divulge a lot of detail except that the motor is 'based on components' from Vectrix.
BMW notes that the C1-E concept could 'also be equipped with an efficient, low-emissions internal combustion engine.'
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