In reports from the Soloscooter site, it looks like BMW might be introducing an electric scooter to the market as early as 2011. This is after reports last year of BMW working on a Rotax-powered scooter.
Piaggio has just released its MP3 hybrid scooter and these reports of an electric BMW scooter can be seen as further proof that urban motoring is seriously taking on the challenge of less emissions and more environmentally friendly options. The BMW development may mean that the company abandons its twin-cylinder, petrol, and F800 modified engines.
While no official news is available, the lithium ion batteries would apparently produce a 200 km range and a speed of about 120 km/hr. We might see a prototype produced this autumn, while the vehicle wouldn’t be ready for the market until late 2010, early 2011. The above image has been designed by Oberdan Bezzi.
Source | Motoblog