A new mobility trend has been zipping into urban centres lately—electric scooters. These little machines are getting people around, helping cut down on congestion, though the field of scooter providers is getting pretty crowded. Add one more to that list. BMW is partnering with German scooter maker Micro to bring three scooters to the market.
The lineup includes the City Scooter, which is solely kick-powered by the rider, and the Kids Scooter, which features an adjustable seat and handlebars to handle kids growing. It’s the Electric Scooter that’s attracting the most attention, however.
The E-Scooter is powered by a 150-watt electric motor that gets its juice from a lithium-ion battery pack. With a 7.5 mile range and a 12 mile per hour top speed, the E-Scooter won’t be the workhorse of your commute, but it can finish the last couple miles off nicely. Recharging the battery is only a matter of a couple of hours.
And since it’s a scooter, it is lightweight (just nine kilograms) and can be easily stored in your cubicle or the trunk of your 3 Series.
All three scooters will be available in Europe through BMW dealers. You can expect to shell out USD$134 to get the Kids Scooter and USD$224 for the City Scooter.
The E-Scooter is more expensive, as you might expect–USD$895.