The 2017 BMW C Evolution electric scooter is finally coming to the U.S., with a soft launch in California this summer before expanding to other states. U.S. pricing starts at $13,750, but customers may order one with heated grips ($250), anti-theft alarm ($395) and a comfort seat ($145).
Available in Europe since 2014, the C Evolution is powered by the same battery modules as BMW’s i3 car. While European customers have a choice between short range (62 miles) and long range (99 miles) versions, only the long range version will be offered in the U.S.
Notably, BMW Motorrad’s press release calls the C Evolution the company’s “first step toward alternative drivetrains,” (emphasis ours) confirming that more electric BMW motorcycles and scooters are in the works.
MY 2017 C evolution (arriving summer 2017)
MSRP — $13,750
The C evolution will initially be introduced in the U.S. as part of a pilot program and will only be available in California at the time of launch. As interest in the C evolution builds, BMW Motorrad USA will expand this product offering to BMW Motorrad retailers in other states. As the world’s first electrically powered premium large scooter, the C evolution presents BMW Motorrad’s first step toward alternative drivetrains, and reinforces the BMW Group’s commitment to sustainability.
Standard Features and Specifications
- Only the long-range version will be launched in the U.S. (99-mile range)
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