BMW has been selling the C Evolution electric moped in Europe since 2014 and it’s finally coming to the U.S.، according to Motorcycle.com. Across the pond، you can get a short-range model that goes 62 miles on a charge or a long-range model that goes 99 miles. To suit American tastes and our sprawling landscape، only the long range C Evolution will be available in the States، The drive reported.
For starters، American availability of the BMW C Evolution will only be in California where it’s expected to be popular. It’s a pilot program that will expand to the rest of the BMW Motorrad dealer network in the U.S. as interest in the electric scooter builds.
Pricing starts at $13،750 with options that include an anti-theft alarm for $395، a comfort seat for $145، and heated grips for $250. It’s powered by the same battery modules as the BMW i3 subcompact EV. You can get a full charge from an 110-volt socket in 9.5 hours or use a fast charge 220-volt accessory cable to achieve a full charge in four hours.
The C Evolution in the U.S. will have a top speed of 80 miles per hour and will hustle from to 0-31 MPH in 2.8 seconds making it a great city conveyance. Standard features include ABS، reverse assist، torque control assist، and four ride modes: Road، Eco Pro، Dynamic، and Sail. The only color available for now is Ionic Silver Metallic Electric Green. If you’re worried about the battery، you get a five-year، 30،000-mile battery warranty.
There aren’t any specific dates in the press release saying when it’s coming but expect the C Evolution to start trickling into California dealers very soon. If you’re in the golden state، keep an eye out for this nifty scooter.