The enormous storage capacity of the high-voltage battery (8 kWh) provides a range of up to 100 kilometres.
As a rider, you do not have to actively initiate energy recuperation since the vehicle does this automatically whenever possible.
BMW Motorrad has unveiled their new C Evolution electric scooter at the 2012 London Olympics.
In terms of recuperation (energy regeneration), the BMW C evolution is absolutely groundbreaking, too.
The battery is charged via the integrated charging device, either at a regular household socket or a charging station.
Depending on riding style, the range of the e-scooter can be extended by 10 to 20 per cent.
An alternative to the C650GT and C600 Sport, the C Evolution boasts of 15PS of continuous and 47PS of peak output.
BMW claims a range of up to 100km and a top speed of 120kmph.
The E-Scooter is fitted with an 8kWh battery and has kinetic energy regeneration while coasting and braking.
The battery is charged using a regular socket which takes less than three hours.
Compared to conventional IC engines, the electric drivetrain of the C Evolution allows for instantaneous response with no delays in torque build-up.
The liquid-cooled alternator is positioned behind the battery casing and integrated in the swing arm.
Due to the proximity of the alternator output shaft and the swing arm axle, the moment of inertia around the swing arm centre of rotation is minimised. ABS has also been provided as standard.
The C evolution has a powerful motor, with a continuous output of 11 kW and a peak output of 35 kW, offering lots of riding fun.
With a maximum speed of 120 km/h and impressive acceleration capabilities, it supremely handles motorway travel and overtaking manoeuvres - even with a pillion passenger.
Thanks to its low centre of gravity, the riding experience is characterised by extremely light handling and excellent slow-running properties - a particular benefit in urban traffic.