While BMW’s electric vehicle plans are not entirely clear as of late, the German automaker is still going forward with a few new additions to its EV lineup. The latest is a new generation of its C evolution electric bike unveiled this week. It will make its official debut at the Paris Motor Show next month.

The C evolution is getting the same new battery treatment as its bigger brother, the BMW i3, meaning that it is now equipped with the new 94 Ah.

The new e-scooter is offered in two versions: ‘Long Range’ version and the ‘European version’. The ‘Long range’ is capable of up to 100 miles (160 km) on a single charge, while the ‘European version’ is restricted to meet the requirements for the A1 driving licence. It gets up to 62 miles (100 km) of range on a charge.

An overview of the highlights:

  • Innovative electric drive via drivetrain swing arm with liquid-cooled e‑motor, tooth belt and planetary gear.
  • Significantly increased range due to enlarged battery cell capacity of 94 Ah (previously 60 Ah).
  • Long Range version: 19 kW (26 hp) continuous output and 35 kW (48 hp) peak output. Top speed 129 km/h, range approx. 160 km.
  • A1 driving licence version (Europe only): 11 kW (15 hp) continuous output and 35 kW (48 hp) peak output. Top speed 120 km/h, range approx. 100 km.
  • Intelligent recuperation in coasting mode and when braking.
  • Standard charge cable with smaller diameter.
  • Short charging times possible.
  • Synergy effects with BMW automobiles and electrical safety according to car standards.
  • Hybrid chassis with agile handling due to low centre of gravity.
  • Powerful braking system with ABS.
  • Extensive range of standard features including multifunctional TFT instrument cluster, LED daytime running light, LED turn indicators, several riding modes, reverse assist and Torque Control Assist (TCA).
  • New paint finishes Ionic Silver metallic / Electric Green.
  • High-end details such as tinted windshield and colour seat seams.

It’s not cheap. BMW didn’t release pricing for the latest generation, but as a reference, the current C evolution is priced at around €16,000.

Here’s a gallery of the bike:

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