The fleet comprises of 30 C evolution completely electric maxi-scooters manufactured by BMW Motorrad offering the Barcelona police maximum efficiency with zero emissions.
BMW Motorrad, best known for their outrageously fast motorcycles equipped with a host of tech wizardry to keep you stable at high speeds have delivered a fleet of thirty ‘C evolution maxi scooters’ to the Barcelona Police. While it isn’t new for companies to deliver large sums of vehicles to government authorities, this does hold a special importance as the C evolutions are the first fleet of fully electric scooters to be supplied by BMW Motorrad globally and will allow the police department to gain maximum efficiency along with zero emissions.
The BMW C evolution maxi scooter is powered by an electric motor that comes with a continuous output of 11 kW (14.75 HP) and a maximum output of 35 kW (47 HP). For European countries, the scooter has been homologated to be ridden with an A1 or B license. Identical to the regular version sold, the police specific C evolution scooter gets certain changes including a raised windscreen for protection purposes along with a public address and signalling system.
The use of electric scooters is seen as the first step towards the future of urban mobility in the next few years with minimum emissions. With congestion and pollution being a major concern for major cities, electric vehicles are cited as the more affordable and easily applicable solutions to offer a sustained future. For the Barcelone Police, ‘Alphabet’ a multi-brand company under the BMW Group will be administering the electric scooters while also offering rental services of electric vehicles to citizens.
Spain has been very serious about de-congestion and reducing the pollution levels in its cities and the local authorities have taken similar steps to improve air quality in its cities. In recent times, Madrid has shown its diversion towards reducing pollution by banning non-resident cars in the city and is favouring motorcycles as well as public transport and other greener technologies instead. Similar steps are being taken in other parts of Europe as well to reduce pollution levels.