Check Out BMW’s New Bike And Scooter Concepts
Futuristic is one word you could use to describe these uniquely rendered electric rides.
The German automaker has shared images of an electric bike concept it calls DYNAMIC CARGO and an e scooter concept in its CLEVER COMMUTE concept.
Both showcase the ingenuity of BMW’s top thinkers and could prove real difference-makers if they ever see a widespread release, in our opinion.
Then again, we do make a living talking about how powerful/helpful motorised electric scooters/bikes are, so you could call us biased.
But hey, we’re a sucker for a good concept.
Child on board? Sure, why not © Credit to BMW
BMW’s Electric Bike Concept
Let’s begin by dissecting what the automaker calls DYNAMIC CARGO — aka, its electric bicycle concept.
As you know, electric bikes are flexible, sustainable, and lightning-quick at times. Some are built for hauling goods, which is where BMW comes into the picture with this CARGO concept.
“Our goal was to develop a concept that retains the agility and driving feel of a normal bicycle while adding innovative, safe transport options,” says Jochen Karg, Head of Vehicle Concepts in the BMW Group’s New Technologies and China division.
“The “Concept DYNAMIC CARGO” is the first dynamic ‘pick-up’ cargo bike that combines driving pleasure with flexible use and increased year-round suitability.”
You might have already noticed, but the DYNAMO CARGO actually sports three wheels instead of two. Behind the back wheels, you’ll find a basket of sorts. One you can adjust depending on the task at hand.
Manoeuvrability can be a dirty word to some electric bikes. After all, most manufacturers tend to pack a lot of power into these frames, which only increases the weight of the two-wheeler.
This can make it difficult to steer. With the DYNAMO CARGO, the front mainframe is connected to the rear section via a pivot axle and tilts found in corners.
Basically, the rear section of the bike remains still as you cycle, thus simulating what it’s like riding a standard electric bicycle despite the additional luggage.
Apparently, the automaker is already in discussions with potential licensees to bring this motorised two-wheeler to life.
Transport made easy © Credit to BMW
BMW’s Electric Scooter Concept
BMW’s CLEVER COMMUTE is unlike your standard urban commuter, and we aren’t just saying that for shock value.
This electric scooter folds different for maximum transportation when under the arms of riders. In public transport mode, the footboard folds up at the sides, and the rear wheel pivots into the aperture from below.
In this mode, you can also carry it around on both wheels, similar to a suitcase.
Its size is said to be one of the major selling points in general. According to BMW, you can store this one just about anywhere, including your boot, lengthways.
Like the DYNAMO CARGO, BMW will not manufacture this one, but is in talks with potential licensees who might want to bring it to market.
Both products come with removable batteries for easy charging and have been designed to offer a range of over 20 kilometres (12 miles).
They won’t take you to the moon and back, but they’ll get you to the shops and back with no problems at all.
It would be a day one purchase for us here at E4TP if either of these micromobility rides were released. But what do you think of them? Could they compete with established brands in the space?