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BMW's stylish electric scooter shown off in new video, can go 62 miles with three-hour charge

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BMW has unveiled a "near-production prototype" of the C Evolution electric scooter, which travels up to 62 miles on a three-hour charge and can reach speeds of up to 75 miles per hour.

BMW C Evolution
BMW C Evolution

A new BMW prototype is looking to split the difference between speed and range in electric scooters. BMW's C Evolution, which the company recently presented as a "near-production prototype" in London, is a stylish but pretty ordinary-looking scooter that charges through sockets or a dedicated station. Its three-hour charge time gives users up to 100 kilometers (62 miles) of range, BMW says, and it can reach speeds of 120 kilometers per hour (75 miles per hour). It's also supposed to see a 10 to 20 percent range increase from braking or other "recuperative" actions. While the range isn't as high as that of the Boxx concept scooter, it's twice as fast, though it's obviously not a motorcycle like Evolve's high-end Lithium bike. The C Evolution was first unveiled in 2011, and we're not sure when or if BMW will be starting production on it. There's no price indicated, but BMW's non-electric C 600 Sport scooter sells for roughly $14,000.