True city slickers: Take a look at BMW's micro-mobility concepts


BMW Group Research division unveiled two mobility concepts, the Dynamic Cargo and Clever Commute, both for crowded city use. 

The Dynamic Cargo is a three-wheeled "pick-up” cargo bike that aims to be as purposeful as it is agile. The tricycle's front frame is connected to the rear section via a central pivot, while the rear section remains fixed to allow for a tighter turning circle

To get the Dynamic Cargo moving, the rider uses conventional bicycle pedals that are assisted by an electric motor. 

The rear cargo storage can be fitted with luggage racks, or even accommodations for children, while the bike's electric range is 20 kilometers. The battery pack can be easily removed and conveniently recharged at home. 


As for the Clever Commute, its name is derived from its purpose of "last-mile and multimodal trips," and its folding function to make it compact enough to be carried on public transport. That means the user can ride the machine to his or her destination after taking the train, for example. 

To fold the Clever Commute, the footboard's panels folds up from its sides, which houses the folded rear wheel placed on the footboard's surface. The handlebars tuck in, then the whole steering fork leans back on to the rear wheel. 

BMW-Clever-CommuteBMW Group Research said that with the electric scooter folded, it can be carried on elevators like how one would carry a bag. The scooter will also be small enough to be stored in a car's trunk.

Like in the case of the Dynamic Cargo, the Clever Commute is capable of an electric range of 20 kilometers, as well the recharging of the removable battery pack. Unique to the e-scooter is its motor's boost function, which gives it a push on inclines.  


Smart as the idea of these tiny transports sound, BMW said it has no plans of manufacturing the micro-mobility concepts. Rather, the BMW Group is in talks with potential licensees for a future serial production.

Photos from BMW 

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