BMW is among the pioneers in the case of electrical autos in Malaysia, however this primarily applies to all-wheel drive variations. Now, the German model has formally expanded its EV choices to incorporate a two-wheeled mannequin within the type of the BMW CE 04.
Because the identify suggests, this all-electric scooter is positioned alongside the model’s present C-Collection electrical mobility merchandise. Actually, the “04” within the identify is a reference to the 400cc scooter market phase that BMW Motorrad Malaysia at present serves by way of the C 400 X and C 400 GT.
Regardless of its affiliation with the 400cc class, BMW Malaysia confirmed to Lowyat.NET that bike house owners don’t want to carry a full B license to experience the bike. In different phrases, you’ll be able to solely legally use the electrical scooter with a B2 (<250cc) driver's license.
With a design harking back to Bulma’s Dragon Ball sequence bikes, the CE 04 is provided with an 8.9kWh lithium-ion battery that may be charged by way of a Sort 2 connector. This implies house owners can cost it in EV chargers normally utilized by automobiles and the bike may be charged in about 1 hour 40 minutes with a 6.9kW charger or 4 hours and 20 minutes with a 2.3kW charger.
Engaged on a 31kw electrical motor with a most torque of 62 Nm and linked to the rear wheel by way of toothed belt drive, the electrical scooter has a most pace of 130km/h and may speed up from 0 to 50km/h in 2.6 seconds. When absolutely charged the CE 04 can journey as much as 130 km.
House owners can use the CE 04 in three completely different driving modes, together with Eco, Rain and Street. Naturally, the Anti-Lock Braking System is commonplace on the bike in addition to Computerized Stability Management.
BMW Malaysia didn’t reveal a precise launch date for the CE 04 at at present’s launch occasion. The identical goes for the worth tag, however Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia, acknowledged in the course of the media Q&A session that the estimated value is round RM 60,000.
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