july 26, 2021 - BMW

Stimulating ideas for urban mobility: BMW Group Research unveils innovative concepts for cargo bike and e-scooter.

+++ Innovative design concepts for city-centre travel +++ Electrified bicycle Concept DYNAMIC CARGO promises high variability, everyday usability and sheer cycling pleasure +++ e-scooter Concept CLEVER COMMUTE with remarkably compact de-sign thanks to folding mechanism +++

Munich. In recent years, there has been an increase in traffic in many city centres, and the mobility requirements of the people who live there remain high. In its role as a premium provider for individual mobility, the BMW Group is actively helping to create the liveable city of the future. Here, its approach to mobility also looks beyond the company’s core business. The BMW Group has already presented a number of innovative micromobility solutions to the public in the past, including the BMW Motorrad X2City, the Personal Mover Concept and the BMW Vision E³ Way elevated road concept. With the unveiling of the electrified bicycle Concept DYNAMIC CARGO and the e-scooter Concept CLEVER COMMUTE, the BMW Group engineers are once again demonstrating their unrivalled ability to transfer know-how from the automotive sector to concepts for micromobility vehicles.

Concept DYNAMIC CARGO: unexpected cycling pleasure plus exceptional variability.

  • Compact, three-wheeled cargo bike concept with high agility, flexible usage options and increased year-round suitability
  • Variably usable loading platform with innovative attachments for transporting loads and/or children as well as for leisure activities

Bicycles offer great flexibility of use, produce zero emissions and are one of the fastest and most efficient means of transport in urban areas. However, rainy, cold or slippery conditions are usually all it takes for the majority of cyclists to switch to public transport or their car instead. The same applies when they need to carry loads that are too large for a standard luggage rack to handle, such as a larger food shop, or to transport children. A wide range of cargo bikes are now available that offer an additional alternative to using the car for urban trips. However, many cargo bike concepts are wider and, above all, longer than normal bicycles due to the requirements for transporting loads and/or children. In conjunction with the resulting additional weight and the possible payload, this leads to restrictions of varying degrees compared to normal bicycles, particularly with regard to driving agility and handling.

"Our goal was to develop a concept that retains the agility and driving feel of a normal bicycle while adding innovative, safe transport options" says Jochen Karg, Head of Vehicle Concepts in the BMW Group's New Technologies and China division. "The "Concept DYNAMIC CARGO" is the first dynamic 'pick-up' cargo bike that combines driving pleasure with flexible use and increased year-round suitability."

Further information in the press release to download