To create the more liveable city of the future, the BMW Group revealed the electrified bicycle Concept DYNAMIC CARGO and the e-scooter Concept CLEVER COMMUTE.
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. – Jochen Karg, Head of Vehicle Concepts in the BMW Group’s New Technologies and China division
The three-wheeled Concept DYNAMIC CARGO features 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. The electrified powertrain is activated as soon as the rider starts to pedal and drives the two rear wheels. With their rigid, non-pivoting axle mounting, these rear wheels provide the basis for a pick-up-style transport platform. This can be fitted with a selection of innovative modular attachments for carrying luggage and/or children. The non-pivoting design of the transport platform enables safe, stable transportation of all loads.
E-scooter offers flexible usability, zero local emissions and the ability to get people to their destination extremely quickly. 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. 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 allowing the user to carry it on an escalator without difficulty.
The CLEVER COMMUTE can be folded up to a size that fits easily into small vehicle boots, with larger boots able to accommodate several of them.
The BMW Group won’t manufacture the Concept DYNAMIC CARGO and the Concept CLEVER COMMUTE itself, but it is already in discussions with potential licensees.