The company also announced the commencement of the production of the BMW CE 02 electric scooter at the Hosur manufacturing facility. Back in December 2021, both companies expanded their partnership to develop new electric vehicles, platforms and new technologies. The BMW CE 02 has been designed and developed in collaboration with TVS and it’s also said that it’s been designed and developed for the international markets.
The CE 02 looks unique and funky, it features large wheels and is based on a double-loop steel tubular frame. At the front, it gets USD forks and a mono-shock at the rear. Braking duties are taken care of by a 296mm front disc with a single-piston calliper and single-channel ABS. It’s available in two variants dual battery and single battery.
The dual battery variant gets two split 2kWh lithium-ion battery packs paired with 15hp and has a claimed range of 90km and a top speed of 95 kph. The single-battery version gets a top speed of 45 kph and a range of 45 km. Both variants can be charged with either a 0.9kW standard charger or an optional 1.5kW fast charger. In terms of features, the EV gets LED lights, keyless go, 3.5-inch TFT dash, Bluetooth connectivity, reverse mode and ride modes.
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Mr KN Radhakrishnan, Director & CEO, TVS Motor Company, said, “Our decade long partnership with BMW Motorrad is based on shared values of innovation, quality, customer delight and engineering prowess. Aligning with our EV led global vision for growth, we are proud to extend this partnership with cutting-edge technologies and sustainable mobility solutions. In this next stage of our partnership, we are creating opportunities to jointly design and develop common platforms. Taking our relationship to the next level, we have started the production of our first jointly designed, developed and industrialized EV together, the BMW CE 02, at Hosur Plant today. Together, we have achieved outstanding results, and we are excited about the future as we continue to explore new opportunities and push the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of two-wheelers.”