By Staff Writer
BMW Motorrad has introduced a X2City scooter to encourage people to use zero-emissions mobility on two wheels.
The aim is to develop sustainable and innovative solutions for the urban single-track mobility of the future, helping people staying in congested cities to avoid traffic.
The kick-scooter with electric auxiliary drive is light and compact and takes its rider where he wants to go regardless of traffic back-ups, shortage of parking space and public transport timetables.
With a top speed of up to 25 km/h and an electric range of around 25 to 35 kilometres, the BMW Motorrad X2City is predestined for ever-more congested city traffic conditions.
The X2City is classified as a “Pedelec25” requiring no helmet or driving licence for every one aged 14 and over.
The BMW Motorrad X2City is expected to be available in shops from the end of 2017 and to be sold less than € 2,500.
The electric scooter can be used as a stand-alone means of transport over short distances, or as a supplement to the car or to public transport – any combination is possible.
It can be stored easily in the luggage compartment of a small car. It is ready to use after a few easy steps and can take its rider from parking space or city limits to the final destination inside the congested city centre.
A 408 Wh lithium ion battery supplies the electric motor with power. A specific charging unit with magnetic connector makes for easy charging using the exterior charging socket on the scooter or directly at the battery itself. The battery is charged using a conventional household socket and it takes approx. 2.5 hours to charge an empty battery.