BMW Motorrad to launch its first EV in India in July

The BMW CE 04 electric scooter, which has a range of 130km and a top speed of 120kph,  will be BMW’s first electric two-wheeler to be introduced in the Indian marketplace.

By Gavin Rodrigues, Autocar India calendar 23 Jun 2024 Views icon5320 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

BMW Motorrad, which first showcased its CE 04 electric scooter in India in December 2022, is to launch the zero emission two-wheeler in the country on July 24. BMW has sent out an official invite for the launch of the CE 04 electric scooter.

The CE 04, which is equipped with an 8.9 kWh battery, has a claimed range of 130km on a single charge. The e-motor generates peak output of 31kW, which can propel the EV from 0-50kph in a claimed 2.6 seconds and to a top speed of 120kph.

BMW Motorrad claims a charging time of 4 hours and 20 minutes with a regular charger, which can be reduced to an hour and 40 minutes with an optional fast charger.

The two-wheeled EV rides on 15-inch wheels shod with a 120-section tyre at the front and a 160-section tyre at the back.

The CE 04 employs a tubular steel frame with a 35mm telescopic fork at the front and a preload adjustable monoshock that’s attached to a single-sided swingarm. The scooter rides on 15-inch wheels shod with a 120-section tyre at the front and a 160-section tyre at the back. Seat height is 780mm, which can be increased to 800mm with BMW’s optional comfort seat. The CE 04 weighs 179kg with standard equipment.

The CE 04 has various features, including three ride modes, traction control, ABS, a TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity for navigation, and more. The overall design looks futuristic and features distinct design elements and unconventional bodywork.

Currently, BMW Motorrad India has not disclosed any other details apart from the launch date. However, considering the C 400 GT was launched at Rs 11.20 lakh (ex-showroom India), expect the CE 04 to be priced nearly twice as much.

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