There’s a brand new BMW electrical scooter on the town, and it’s known as the CE 02. You would possibly already be conversant in the slick CE 04 that was revealed a few years in the past, however now BMW is including to its CE vary with the smaller and fewer highly effective CE 02.
Not like the CE 04, which may really stand up to freeway speeds (75 mph most), the CE 02 is rather more of an city runabout. Essentially the most highly effective model makes use of a 15-horsepower electrical motor for motivation, and it tops out at 59 mph. Acceleration from 0-31 mph takes simply 3 seconds from the 291-pound scooter. There’s a low-power model of the CE 02 obtainable in different markets, as effectively, however it solely has a 5-horsepower electrical motor and a 28-mph prime velocity. Vary is respectable, as BMW claims the CE 02 will go “greater than” 56 miles on a full cost.
Two completely different charging choices can be found to cost the pair of detachable, air-cooled lithium-ion batteries that mix for a complete of three.92 kWh of vitality. As customary tools, the CE 02 comes with an exterior charger with a charging energy of 0.9 kW, however in the event you purchase the high-power model, you may choice a fast charger to extend output to 1.5 kW. A 0-100% cost with the gradual charger will take 5 hours and 20 minutes, and the quick charger will do the identical job in 3 hours and half-hour.
The CE 02 affords “Circulate,” “Surf” and “Flash” using modes, however Flash might be an elective add-on for somebody who desires an particularly “responsive, sporty and dynamic using expertise.” It makes use of a double-loop tubular metal body and rides on 14-inch wheels. You get disc brakes in each entrance and rear, and BMW makes use of its Motorrad ABS system for the entrance. It additionally options automated stability management to soundly dole out that electrical torque to the rear wheel.
As for the tech proper in entrance of you, the CE 02 has a TFT show for velocity, battery cost standing and extra. There’s additionally a spot so that you can mount your cellphone and a USB-C port to maintain it charged.
The CE 02 will come to the U.S. for the 2024 mannequin yr and begin at $7,599.