BMW considering a bike share scheme

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BMW’s Head of Mini, Rolls-Royce and motorcycle brands, Peter Schwarzenbauer, has said that the firm is considering a ride sharing scheme in major cities using their scooters to speed through congestion.

“This is definitely an option,” Schwarzenbauer said. “But we haven’t found a solution for the second helmet yet. There’s the issue of sizing and then re-using helmets in the summer heat – it’s not ideal.”


The idea of scooter sharing may not be as out-there as it seems. BMW run a similar program using its cars via its DriveNow brand where you can rent a car by the minute and according to Bloomberg Technology they will be piloting a similar motorcycle scheme in May in several European cities. And that wasn’t the only news.

Schwarzenbauer also confirmed that BMW are considering developing a second electric scooter, which will sit in the range alongside the C evolution. The new scooter will be smaller in size and be aimed, presumably, more at urban riders.

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Jon Urry

By Jon Urry

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