BMW has resurrected the C1 scooter-with-a-roof as an electrically-powered zero emissions concept.
Although not planned for production in its current form the C1 E, as BMW has christened the two-wheeler, is among a brace of new vehicles the manufacturer is considering as part of its MegaCity project.
MegaCity will take on Daimler's struggling Smart division with a range of affordable urban vehicles, in both two- and four-wheeled forms.
Powering the C1 E is an 27bhp electric motor that uses energy supplied by a plug-in 125 volt lithium-ion battery. The system is supplied by US based company Vectrix and has been enhanced by various components from BMW's EfficientDynamics program.
No performance claims for the C1 E have been made public but BMW officials contacted by Autocar suggest it will hit 50mph in under 7.0sec and reach a top speed of 62mph. Maximum range between recharging is put at 'around 55 miles'.