Recent years have seen a steady increase in consumer interest in electric vehicles. BMW introduced the all-electric i3 and plug-in hybrid i8 automobiles in 2011, and the C Evolution electric scooter in 2012–although it has not been available for sale in the U.S.. That will change soon, probably in 2018 though in limited quantities.
The U.S. version of the new C Evolution will probably be the new Long Range (joined in Europe by a less-powerful and shorter-range version), which is said to produce a peak 26 horsepower, 11 more than the preceding model, while the range has been extended to approximately 100 miles. Top speed is electronically limited to 80 mph. It uses the same or a similar battery pack as the one in the i3 vehicle.
The new C Evolution will be available in two colors: Ionic Silver Metallic/Electric Green and Blackstorm Metallic. The pricing and exact launch date have yet to be announced.