BMW is considering doubling the production of their electric scooter C evolution in their factory in Berlin Spandau by introducing a second shift. Last year they produced 1,700 e-scooters at the factory.
With a total of 155,000 motorcycles sold in 2017, the portion of electric scooters from the Spandau location is notably small. Factory head Helmut Schramm sees great potential in the EVs, which is why the expansion is being evaluated by the company currently. He stated that many major cities in the world are simply not suitable for normal personal transport anymore.
The C evolution has been in production in Spandau since 2014. After years of an even 1,000 vehicles produced per year, the number was expanded last year to the current 1,700. 800 of the vehicles were exported to France, while Germany and Spain followed as the next largest customers.
According to Schramm, the follow-up model for the e-bike will also be manufactured at the factory. A concept already exists, called the Concept Link, as well as a number of plans to build stronger and more compact batteries, motors and performance electronics for the next generation. The goal is to bump the range from the current 150 km to around 200 km.
electrive.net (In German)