This CFMoto Electric Scooter Might Be Worrisome For The BMW CE 04

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When it comes to staging two-wheeler concepts, there aren’t many companies that do it better than CFMoto. Though most of these are edgy motorcycles, the Chinese giant forayed into the electric scooter space with its Zeeho Magnet electric scooter last year. Now, months later, the production variant of the Magnet has been patented in China, packing all the pedigree to worry the BMW CE 04. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

The CFMoto Electric Scooter Has Promising Specs
The patent mainly focuses on the scooter’s modular cooling system. It can be altered to be liquid-cooled (with internal tubing and a flat cover) or air-cooled (with a fin-equipped side cover). As you’d expect, the former would offer better performance and faster recharging - especially in a tropical climate - while the latter would be easier on the pocket. In addition, the patent shows two non-removable battery modules, unlike the concept’s swappable vertically mounted units. Regardless, we still expect the battery pack to offer upwards of 120 miles of range, as suggested by CFMoto at the Magnet’s reveal.

The patent also reveals upside-down forks, an off-set monoshock, and a single-sided swingarm, all topped by a tubular chassis. The key element of the chassis is the aluminum battery compartment (unlike the concept’s see-through plexiglass chamber), which houses two tubular structures front and rear to create the steering head and seat pan, respectively. This chassis design should enable CFMoto to birth multiple scooters around the battery since all it needs to do is change the tubular structures. Aside from all this, we also spot a digital instrument cluster (in a portrait layout) and single disc brakes at both ends, just like the Magnet concept.

Coming to performance, CFMoto (or Zeeho) claimed the Magnet can reach a top speed of 93 mph, and 30mph comes up in just 2.5 seconds. If the patented scooter boasts the same, it’ll have a sizable advantage over the BMW CE 04’s claimed 75 mph top speed. Plus, CE-04 runs out of juice in roughly 80 miles, so the Zeeho should also have a range advantage. Take this with a pinch of salt, though, since we’re yet to see the final specs of the CFMoto electric scooter.

The Zeeho Scooter Could Arrive This Year
Given CFMoto’s recent trend (patents quickly followed by a reveal), it won’t be wrong to expect a production version in the coming few months. Once revealed, we expect it to reach Asian and European markets first, followed by an American launch later in the year. We believe the scooter will primarily rival the $11,795 BMW CE-04 while also poking the Honda PCX and the 2023 Yamaha XMAX.

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