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BMW E-Scooter Debut Photo Gallery

See photos of BMW's E-Scooter concept in the BMW E-Scooter Debut photo gallery.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.'
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The batteries powering this scoot deliver to its claimed 100 km (62 miles) range take three hours to recharge.
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The battery chemistry, presumably a lithium-ion derivative, is not specified by BMW.
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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.
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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.
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The motor and charger are both liquid-cooled, while the batteries are air-cooled.
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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.
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BMW E-Scooter component specs.