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BMW launches e Scooter at London Olympics

  BMW has unveiled the new C Evolution electric scooter as an alternative to the BMW C600 Sport and C650 GT. The new BMW promises 14bhp of continuous output and 46bhp peak output. The top speed is electronically limited to 74mph and has a range of 60 miles due to a large battery capacity. The battery is charged via the integrated...

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snev

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snev says:

That's electrifying news, maybe they could enter the poll "volt" it would get a "jump start" on the opposition and "charge" ahead then stay in the "lead".

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Snev...

Watt?

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Say What?

“According to BMW, the C Evolution’s alternator offers the rider an instant, spontaneous response.”

Think that should be “motor” and not “alternator”, eh?

The last thing I want on any bike is spontaneous throttle response – getting WOT when slowing for a tight corner, or spontaneously cutting power as the doofus in the Jaguar is bearing down on one, would not be good.
 

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

There's been a lot of resistance

But with the current situation, ohm confident that our capacitance for impedence is low.

Ahem.

I'm assuming that it will be neither cheap nor particularly well made, but if enough more-money-than-sense ecomentals buy one, we might finally get some affordable practical electric PTWers in a couple of, uh.... generations.

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MCN Andy Davidson says

 

Hi Piglet2010

Thanks for your post, well spotted.


According to BMW, ‘the motor is also an alternator for the battery. When accelerated it uses power and when decelerated it generates power.’ Or, in other words, we call it an electric motor, BMW calls it an alternator. OK?

Andy Davidson
 

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snev

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snev says:

RogerBorg...

that's the spirit...!

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

On the motor / alternator thing

If you don't believe it, you can convince yourself by pulling a vacuum cleaner plug out of the wall and touching the bottom two prongs quickly, while it's still spinning.  Be sure to get a witness who can confirm that you're properly deaded by it.

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X2Glider

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X2Glider says:

There's only one way to

launch an e-scooter.

 

With a catapult.

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preunit

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preunit says:

E Scooter

It might come as a shock to you that BMW almost pulled the plug on this project,how ever, they've managed to generate enough current interest and puns to keep it alive.

 

 

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Regenerative brake

Regenerative brake is the term normally used for systems that use some of the kinetic energy of the vehicle to recharge the battery.

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