The BMW C1-E is an electric powered enclosed scooter which
is based on the design of the C1
scooter from the early 2000's.
The C1-E features an electric motor
The original C1 was a vehicle designed to offer a mix
off comfort and convenience with the traffic congestion
busting abilities of a scooter. Unfortunately the original
C1 was only produced for a couple of years due to poor
sales, after riders were legally required to wear a helmet
in many countries - something BMW had not reckoned on
during the vehicle's development.
The BMW C1-E takes the original concept of the C1 and
gives it revised and more up-to-date bodywork and styling.
The overall layout of the vehicle hasn't changed much
except for the omission of a pillion seat just behind
the cabin. The C1-E has an aluminium frame, front crumple
zone, rollover bar, and a harness-style seat belt.
Aside from the visible changes, the 2009 C1-E has an all-new
drivetrain which consists of a Vectrix-sourced electric
motor fed by Lithium-Ion batteries.
The C1-E also features a range of active safety systems
designed to reduce the risk to the rider. These include
a tire-pressure monitoring system, traction control and
Similar and related vehicles:
BMW IMME 1200
BMW LO Rider
Source: BMW Motorrad