BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter Production Begins

Earlier this year, BMW Motorrad unveiled the CE-04 scooter — the manufacturer’s first production electric two-wheeler. This week, it announced that it has begun production for the model and that it won’t be long before we see the CE-04 out on the streets. 

The CE-04 was first showcased as the BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 concept in 2020. Little has changed with regard to its futuristic, unconventional design in the transition from prototype to production spec. It’s unlike most other scooters on the market and may not appeal to everyone. However, its unique design is quite functional, and BMW has incorporated storage compartments on the inner side of the front apron and the side of the scooter. 

Powering the CE 04 is a motor rated for 15kW (20hp) with a maximum output of 31KW (42hp). This is good enough to propel the scooter from 0-50kph (31mph) in 2.6s and a top speed of 120kph (74.5mph). An 8.9kWh lithium-ion battery powers the motor and enables a claimed maximum range of 130km with a full charge. 

The CE 04 also features a comprehensive electronics package that includes Automatic Stability Control (ASC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), a reverse gear, and three riding modes — Eco, Road, and Rain. You can toggle between modes and access other data via a 10.25-inch, high-res TFT display that features integrated navigation and smartphone connectivity. 

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In July, BMW revealed that prices for the CE-04 will start at £11,700 ($16,191) in the UK. Interested customers in the US will be able to get their hands on one for a lot less, with prices starting at $11,795. Prices for Australia have been revealed as well with the base model priced at 20,350 AUD. 

BMW CE 04 parked in front of a building

This is a radical scooter, and with production now in full swing, deliveries should be underway in early 2022. 

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