Did you know that BMW currently supplies over 80,000 motorcycles worldwide for law enforcement use? Agencies in over 150 countries on five continents currently use BMW motorcycles. In the USA alone, more than 225 law-enforcement agencies use BMW machinery.
And soon, more and more of those agencies will pilot electrically-powered two wheelers, such as the BMW C evolution scooter. The trend began this week when BMW Motorrad supplied 30 of its C evolution scooters to Barcelona City Hall for use by local police.
BMW says “With its high performance, the BMW C evolution was a perfect choice for Barcelona – a pioneering city in the use of environment-friendly vehicles. The model purchased by the city authorities is identical to the regular version but with modifications to adapt it to police use. These include a raised screen for protection purposes and a public address and signaling system.”
Guenther Seemann, President of BMW Group Spain, was on hand, handing the keys to mayor Xavier Trias. Seemann said: “The delivery of this fleet is a special achievement for the BMW Group for two main reasons: it is the first fleet of electric maxi scooters worldwide to be supplied and secondly the recipient is the city of Barcelona – a role model in Europe when it comes to two-wheel mobility. At the BMW Group we believe strongly that the future of urban mobility will be shaped in the next few years by cities with minimum emissions.”
Alphabet, leasing multi-brand company of the BMW Group, participates as administrator of the motorcycle fleet. Rocío Carrascosa, CEO of Alphabet Spain, said “With this project we show once again our commitment to promote a more sustainable mobility in our cities.”
BMW says Alphabet offers innovative solutions such as AlphaCity, which offers its customers the possibility to rent vehicles incorporating technology developed for shared use by multiple users and also billing for private use use. AlphaElectric offers also rentals of electric vehicles, with solutions for the installation of charging points and tools to determine the possibilities to electrify a fleet in the optimal way.