The BMW Motottad Concept E is an all-electric emissions-free scooter designed to deliver performance on-par with a 400-500cc commuter motorcycle. The 60-volt concept has a 60-mile range and can be completely recharged from a standard 110-volt outlet in just three hours.

As expected, the front of the scooter is fitted with a traditional telescopic front suspension while the rear features the automaker's signature single-sided swingarm.

The aerodynamic styling is unique, but not over-the-top, with neon green panels emblazoned with the concept's name on the side. The traditional rear-view mirrors are gone. Instead, they have been replaced by twin rear-facing video cameras that project images to twin LCD monitors in the cockpit. In addition to feeding live surrounding traffic information to the driver, the LCD monitors also deliver battery status, range and other essential vehicle information.

We can't help but like this two-passenger eco-scooter. It's hard to argue with something functionally stylish that offers a 60-mile range after a short three-hour charge. Bring it on BMW!





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      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      You have to ask yourself,would have Steve McQueen ridden one of these? I don't think so.
        artandcolour2010
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JR
        because we should base our life choices in 2011 on what a hollywood actor who died 31 years ago might or might not have done?
          JR
          • 3 Years Ago
          @artandcolour2010
          Enjoy your scoot.
        tump
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JR
        Here's Steve McQueen on a scooter: http://www.rodyface.com.br/wp-content/uploads/steve-mcqueen-scooter.jpg
          JR
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tump
          Pit-bike.
      Orin O'Neill
      • 3 Years Ago
      If it had a 125cc internal combustion engine, it would be useful. As it is now, it just greenwash...
        tump
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Orin O'Neill
        A 60 mile range is not "greenwash" - what planet are you on?
        Kellan O'Connor
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Orin O'Neill
        I own a 125cc Honda PCX. It looks a lot like this, has sticker of $3,300 and gets an average of 110mpg! This is my "I-have-enough-money-to-spend-on-green-commuting-toys" idea of a vehicle in my future... lol. If you are waiting for this to come out, check out the PCX below... 110mpg - 160 mile range - great looks - $3,300 http://powersports.honda.com/2011/pcx.aspx
      Seph
      • 3 Years Ago
      60 miles range? and charge for three hours? hmmm. no thanks.
        cashsixeight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Seph
        Apparently you commute 60 miles each way to work? This would be great for most people. It could be fully charged at the end of your work day.
      husam
      • 3 Years Ago
      don't you worry, they'll bring it on...with a $16k pricetag. you still excited?
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      that would change my life it I could afford one. I don't need anywhere near 60 miles per day. It would be perfect for the occasional 40 mile bike trips I need to take every couple of weeks to do some errands.
        robertlyt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        Newsflash, these scooters exist already, and give you 200 mile ranges, for less money than this. Your dream is realized!! :-) (e.g. Suzuki Burgman 400/650, Yamaha T-Max, Honda Silverwing, etc..., etc...)
          artandcolour2010
          • 3 Years Ago
          @robertlyt
          I just googled those you mentioned, They're not electric. I don't want anything that is powered by gas. I want a plug-in scooter that doesn't look like a moped.
          artandcolour2010
          • 3 Years Ago
          @robertlyt
          I didn't know that. I've never had a dream come true so quickly, lol. thanks!
      R Dollar Van Dell II
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can we see it in action?
      Ian
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm really surprised the electric motorcycle things hasn't taken off already. Much sooner than now. I mean B.M.W. - Ducati - Honda could all be developing some awesome performance eBikes.
      Kellan O'Connor
      • 3 Years Ago
      I own a 125cc Honda PCX. It looks a lot like this, has sticker of $3,300 and gets an average of 110mpg! This is my "I-have-enough-money-to-spend-on-green-commuting-toys" idea of a vehicle in my future... lol. If you are waiting for this to come out, check out the PCX below... 110mpg - 160 mile range - great looks - $3,300 http://powersports.honda.com/2011/pcx.aspx
        Nemebean
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kellan O'Connor
        I am a PCX owner too and that was my first thought when I saw the picture. Although in the interest of full disclosure it should be pointed out that the 110 is an EPA estimate - almost nobody gets that mileage. 90 is quite common though. Anyway, this looks interesting, but I'm sure it will be too expensive to be practical, and scooters are not exactly huge polluters to begin with so I'm skeptical of the green benefits of this.
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