BMW Group unveils new e-bike and e-scooter concepts

The BMW Group has unveiled its new e-bike concept Dynamic Cargo and e-scooter concept Clever Commute.

Concept Dynamic Cargo is a compact, three-wheeled cargo bike concept with high agility, flexible usage options and increased year-round suitability
Variably usable loading platform with innovative attachments for transporting loads and/or children as well as for leisure activities

“Our goal was to develop a concept that retains the agility and driving feel of a normal bicycle while adding innovative, safe transport options,” said 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.”

The key component of the three-wheeled Concept Dynamic Cargo is the front mainframe, which is connected to the rear section via a pivot axle and tilts in corners. The rear section remains stable through all corners without tilting towards the road. This combines with the electrified powertrain – which is activated as soon as the rider starts to pedal and drives the two rear wheels – to make the cargo bike ‘just as easy to ride’ as a standard bicycle.

As well as producing greater riding stability in all weather conditions compared to two-wheeler designs, the rear wheels, with their rigid, non-pivoting axle mounting, also provide the basis for a versatile, pick-up-style transport platform, said the company. This can be fitted with a selection of innovative modular attachments for carrying luggage and/or children.  The concept is rounded off by a facility for adding a modular system of weather protection.

With its Concept Clever Commute, the BMW Group is presenting an e-scooter that folds easily for carrying on public transport and/or by car “without compromising on riding stability in any way”. In public transport mode, the footboard folds up at the sides and the rear wheel pivots into the resulting aperture from below. This mechanism shortens the wheelbase of the Clever Commute, said the company.  It can also be rolled along on both wheels in this mode.

Although the BMW Group will not manufacture the Concept Dynamic Cargo and the Concept Clever Commute itself, it is already in discussions with potential licensees. Both micromobility concepts have been designed in such a way that the electric range can be scaled with regard to the respective application, the company said. One final feature for city use is the battery pack, which can be removed and charged at home.

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