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BMW E-Scooter Debut Photo Gallery
BMW has revealed the E-Scooter, an electric-powered concept maxi scooter.
See photos of BMW's E-Scooter concept in the BMW E-Scooter Debut photo gallery.
The E-Scooter prototype is dubbed a development study by the Bavarian marque, with the project aided by government funds via the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.
The E-Scooter chassis revolves around the batteries, the aluminum battery casing essentially the frame as the tubular subframe and steering head support both bolt directly to the casing.
A single-sided swingarm projects out the left side, concealing the electric-drive system, and is mounted to the battery casing via horizontal left side monoshock.
Pitched as an urban vehicle, the E-Scooter 0-60 km/h acceleration is reputed by BMW as comparable to 'current maxi scooters powered by a 600cc combustion engine.'
The batteries powering this scoot deliver to its claimed 100 km (62 miles) range take three hours to recharge.
The battery chemistry, presumably a lithium-ion derivative, is not specified by BMW.
The motor turns a secondary drive via toothed belt, the secondary drive located directly below the motor shaft and at the same pivoting axis of the swingarm.
The bulky swingarm gives an initial impression that the E-Scooter might sport a hub-mounted motor, but the power unit rests behind the batteries on the aluminum casing/frame.
The motor and charger are both liquid-cooled, while the batteries are air-cooled.
Many of the non-electric components sourced by the E-Scooter seem to have migrated from the Concept C prototype, including the horizontal shock placement.
BMW E-Scooter component specs.
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