BMW has unveiled a series of concepts for a new three-wheeled cargo bikes and e-scooters as it steps up its efforts in micromobility.
With the unveiling of the electrified bicycle Concept Dynamic Cargo and the e-scooter Concept Clever Commute, BMW says it is transferring its knowledge and expertise in the automotive sector to concepts for micromobility vehicles.
Concept Dynamic Cargo bike concept consists of a three-wheeled vehicle with high agility which is designed for transporting loads and/or children as well as for leisure activities.
Jochen Karg, head of vehicle concepts in the BMW Group’s New Technologies and China division, said: “Our goal was to develop a concept that retains the agility and driving feel of a normal bicycle while adding innovative, safe transport options.
“The “Concept Dynamic Cargo” is the first dynamic ‘pick-up’ cargo bike that combines driving pleasure with flexible use and increased year-round suitability.”
Although the BMW Group will not manufacture the Concept Dynamic Cargo itself, it is already in discussions with potential licensees.
Concept Clever Commute
BMW’s e-scooter concept has been designed to be ergonomic and suitable for everyday use, with “excellent riding stability” and compact when packed up, allowing it to be used on public transport.
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 so that it can even be carried on an escalator without difficulty.
Much like the Concept Dynamic Cargo, BMW will no manufacturer the e-scooter itself but is discussing with potential licensees.
Both micromobility concepts have been designed to offer a range of over 20 kilometres (12 miles). One final very important feature for city use is the battery pack, which can be removed and charged at home.