You know the problem, there are too little spaces and walking isn’t really part of the plan. Behold the BMW kick-scooter (with electric auxiliary drive). The X2City is classified as a “Pedelec25” (pedal electric cycle, 25km/h max).
Depending on the rider, the range is around 25 to 35 kilometres. The BMW Motorrad X2City is a result of a cooperation between BMW Motorrad and ZEG and its brands Kettler, Bulls, Pegasus, Hercules and others. The kick-scooter is not distributed via the BMW Motorrad dealer network, but by selected bicycle shops and Kettler’s online store.
It weighs 20 kilograms and can be folded to fit inside a small car, or on buses or trains. The electric auxiliary drive in the rear wheel can be activated beyond 6km/h and is controlled from the handlebars, with five speed selections (8, 12, 16, 20 and 25 km/h). A 408 Wh lithium ion battery is integrated into the frame and takes about 2.5 hours from zero to full charge.
Unlike most scooters, the front and rear wheels are equipped with disc brakes and a brake light, which is integrated into the rear light. It also features a micro-USB socket in the display/operating unit to charge your smartphone while riding.
It is expected to be available in shops from the end of 2017. The price has not yet been fixed but it will be below 2,500 Euros, or less than S$3,900. Gulp!