“The BMW C evolution not only looks cool, but also features cutting-edge technology,” said Witt. “With this electric scooter, BMW is once again demonstrating its high levels of innovation. The BMW Group was involved in the marathon and walking races at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich with the BMW 1602 electric car. As such, today’s anniversary event sees the issue of environmentalism come full circle.”
Five fully roadworthy prototypes of the BMW C evolution will be put to the test in the London traffic until August 12. This will be followed by outings in other major European cities. The practical experience gained will allow BMW Motorrad to prepare for the future launch of the production vehicle.
The BMW Group is the Automobile Partner of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in London, where it is providing about 4,000 low-emission vehicles for athletes, officials and the organization team. This includes 160 BMW 1 Series ActiveE and 40 MINI E electric automobiles as well as three unusual radio controlled electric Mini MINIs. These will be used on the field in the Olympic Stadium to ferry javelins, discuses, hammers and shots back from the field to the throwing area, saving time during competition.
The BMW Group Olympic Ambassador was joined at the “40 Years on from the Munich Games” celebration at the Deutsches Haus by Bavarian minister for economic affairs Martin Zeil, Munich’s second mayoress Christine Strobl, honorary member of the National Olympic Committee Walter Tröger and Michael Vesper, Chef de Mission of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) team in London.