BMW Motorrad has delivered the first fleet of electric scooters to local police in Barcelona, Spain. Thirty of the authority version of the C evolution maxi scooters were turned over to local police at an event in front of the Barcelona City Hall. The first completely electrically powered scooter manufactured by BMW Motorrad will allow the police to move efficiency through narrow city streets with zero emissions.
The BMW C evolution was a perfect choice for Barcelona — a pioneering city in the use of environment-friendly vehicles. The model purchased by city authorities is nearly identical to the regular version. Modifications for police use include a taller windscreen and a public address and signalling system.
Highlighting the importance of the delivery of this fleet for BMW, Guenther Seemann, President of BMW Group Spain, was there to hand over the scooter keys to mayor Xavier Trias. Seemann said, “The delivery of this fleet is a special achievement for the BMW Group for two main reasons: it is the first fleet of electric maxi scooters worldwide to be supplied and secondly the recipient is the city of Barcelona — a role model in Europe when it comes to two-wheel mobility. At the BMW Group we believe strongly that the future of urban mobility will be shaped in the next few years by cities with minimum emissions.”
Alphabet, leasing multi-brand company of the BMW Group, participates as administrator of the motorcycle fleet. Rocío Carrascosa, CEO of Alphabet Spain, said, “With this project we show once again our commitment to promote a more sustainable mobility in our cities.” Alphabet, through AlphaCity, also offers customers rentals of electric vehicles and installation of charging points through AlphaElectric.