BMW’s CE 02 E-Scooter Set to Make Waves in the Indian Market This Year

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BMW's CE 02
BMW's CE 02

In a move that’s set to redefine the electric two-wheeler landscape in India, BMW is gearing up to launch its highly anticipated CE 02 electric scooter later this year. Following its successful international debut in key markets such as the UK and USA, the CE 02 generated significant buzz as it marked a departure from traditional electric scooters.

 BMW CE 02
BMW CE 02

What makes this unveiling even more noteworthy is that the CE 02 platform wasn’t just a concept but was developed and produced in collaboration with BMW’s local partner, TVS, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to the Indian market.

Premium Offering with Expected High Price Points

 BMW CE 02
BMW CE 02

While the CE 02 has garnered global acclaim, it’s essential for Indian consumers to temper their expectations. The CE 02 is not positioned as an affordable, basic electric scooter tailored for city commuting, a segment typically associated with entry-level electric vehicles. In the USA, the base model of the CE 02 is priced at USD 7,599 (approximately Rs 6.2 lakh), with the Highline trim commanding USD 8,474 (roughly Rs 7 lakh). Despite being manufactured in India, the CE 02 is expected to be a premium offering, potentially surpassing the pricing range of the Rs 2.49 lakh TVS X. There’s speculation that it might even claim the title of the most expensive electric two-wheeler available in the Indian market, although this remains unconfirmed.

BMW’s Legacy and Unique Design Features

 BMW CE 02
BMW CE 02

BMW has a track record of introducing high-end scooters in the Indian market, exemplified by the C 400 GT maxi-scooter, which currently holds the title of the most expensive scooter in the country with a price of Rs 11.25 lakh. While the CE 02 is expected to be more accessible than the C 400 GT, it is likely to carry a premium price due to its advanced features and cutting-edge technology. The CE 02 stands out as a distinctive offering, falling somewhere between the traditional electric bike and electric scooter categories. Noteworthy design elements include the absence of a floorboard section, replaced by motorcycle-like footpegs.

Performance Features and Eager Anticipation

 BMW CE 02
BMW CE 02

Powering the CE 02 are two split lithium-ion battery packs with a combined capacity of 2kWh, offering a claimed range of 90km. In its most powerful configuration, the CE 02 boasts 15hp, enabling a claimed top speed of 95kph. Weighing in at 132kg, the CE 02 promises a dynamic and efficient electric riding experience. As anticipation for its launch in India grows, enthusiasts eagerly await further details on pricing and specifications, eager to experience BMW’s innovative electric offering in the Indian market. The CE 02 is set to make a significant impact, challenging conventions and pushing the boundaries of premium electric mobility in the country.

 BMW CE 02
BMW CE 02

BMW CE 02 Electric Scooter Specs

Specification Detail
Model BMW CE 02
Availability (India) Launching in 2024
Expected Price (India) Rs 6.2 – 7 lakh (approximate)
Range Up to 90km (claimed)
Top Speed 95kph (claimed)
Design Unique; no floorboard, motorcycle-like footpegs
Key Features Advanced features, high-end components, 2kWh battery, 15hp motor
Notes
Pricing and exact specifications might vary upon launch

 

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