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BMW is introducing two new variants – the Long Range version and the European version that meets the requirements for the A1 driving licence – of the company’s C evolution electric maxi-scooter.

The Long Range version will deliver a continuous output is 19 kW (26bhp), which is 8 kW (11 hp) more than in the predecessor model. It has a range of about 100 miles and the the top speed is 80mph (electronically limited).

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The European A1-licence friendly version has an output of 11 kW (15bhp), a range of about 62 miles, and a top speed 75mph.

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Here’s what the BMW said about the launch:

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The new BMW C evolution – innovative e-mobility on two wheels.

For years now, there have been drastic changes in the demand for individual mobility concepts, in particular in conurbations. Constantly expanding traffic volumes, rising energy costs and increasingly rigorous CO2 restrictions on inner-city traffic – these are the challenges that electrically powered vehicles consistently set out to tackle. Following the BMW Group’s sustainability strategy and parallel to BMW i in the automobile sector, BMW Motorrad moved into the field of electric mobility at a very early stage in 2012, ultimately putting forward a convincing statement in the form of the C evolution e-scooter.

Increased e-performance and a European version that meets the requirements for the A1 driving licence. Ranges of 160 and 100 kilometres respectively. With the new C evolution, available in two variants in future – the Long Range version and the European version that meets the requirements for the A1 driving licence – BMW Motorrad now raises the benchmark in the e‑scooter segment to a new level. Featuring a n