BMW motorrad electric scooter
BMW motorrad electric scooter
sep 14, 2011

BMW motorrad electric scooter

the ‘motorrad e’ electric scooter concept by BMWall images courtesy BMW group



the ‘motorrad e’ is an electric maxi scooter concept by BMW, designed to offer the motorcycle-like performance of the company’s 2-cylinder combustion engine motorrad scooters with completely electric technology. the ‘motorrad e’ is on exhibition at the frankfurt international motor show. the vehicle’s body features a sporty shape, with a twin-tipped front spoiler, low cut windshield, and foreshortened rear. light alloy wheels mimic the style of the BMW i electric car concept vehicles, while the metals and acrylic glass used for the body include a range of contrasting colours. conventional side mirrors are replaced by two rear video cameras that feed to two LCD monitors installed in the cockpit. a central digital display depicts speed, gasoline usage, and other relevant data.

BMW motorrad electric scooter 3/4 rear view



the vehicle charges via standard household power sockets, attaining a full charge in under three hours and therein providing a driving range of 100 kilometers. these numbers are made feasible by intelligent battery management and brake energy recuperation systems, built alongside performance technology that lets the ‘motorrad’ equal the acceleration rates and continuous output characteristic of a combustion engine maxi scooter. 

BMW motorrad electric scooter front view

BMW motorrad electric scooter cockpit

BMW motorrad electric scooter detail on controls

BMW motorrad electric scooter detail on rear



video preview of the ‘motorrad e’
  • What about the power? Is it like a 50cc scooter or larger?

    curious george
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  • Common, if BMW and other companies start to produce a lot of electrics cars and bikes, our poor petroleum companies’ friends, will have nothing to eat.
    You know, they have a lot of financial problems

  • the camera is too deep and too small, better with mirror. No need to maintain and does use electricity. And whats with the rear, looks like a b*tthole 😀

  • Yeah I get the picture but don’t get why it’s just a concept! Why tantalize us with a form of transport which is not only necessary but inevitable? When is it real? 5yrs/ 10yrs? Why does it take sooooo long for companies like BMW to make these ideas reality? Hurry up! The world needs these technologies today!

  • Looks good. Aside from the lively colors, nothing unconventional on the design side and,… what is a fruit chopper do at the rear? It’s kinda ugly, and scary, the first thing that comes to your mind when it starts rotating is that someone might put their hand in 😛

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  • i hated that video. told me very little about the bike.


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