Electric Everything: BMW Showcases CE-04 and F 850 GS for the Firefighting Industry

2022 Interschutz in Germany to Display Both Models

BMW’s New CE-04 and F 850 GS showcased at the 2022 Interschutz. Photo courtesy of RideApart.
BMW’s New CE-04 and F 850 GS showcased at the 2022 Interschutz. Photo courtesy of RideApart.

If you were hoping to see what BMW’s been up to with their new CE-04 and F 840 GS, you’d be well-placed at an event in Germany called the Interchutz

Word is that both machines have been decked out as fire protection units for the event, with the electric component of the bikes being the main attraction for the profession. After all, the best kind of machine is the one that is readily available – and with electric motorcycles showcasing the ability to charge from a home base, this means that firefighters needn’t have to worry about leaving shop to fill up. 

BMW’s New CE-04 and F 850 GS showcased at the 2022 Interschutz. Photo courtesy of RideApart.
BMW’s New CE-04 and F 850 GS showcased at the 2022 Interschutz. Photo courtesy of RideApart.

It’s an ideal situation for a career that involves last-minute calls – and this isn’t the first time we’ve seen electric two-wheelers recommended for our emergency forces. 

The Tunnel Keeper - a firefighting motorcycle that was entered in the 77Coire Awards for 2021. Photo courtesy of
The Tunnel Keeper – a firefighting motorcycle that was entered in the 77Core Awards for 2021. Photo courtesy of the 77Core Awards for 2021.

Back in October of last year, we covered the Tunnel Keeper – an electric prototype that was designed to help with both fire protection and tunnel emergencies. 

The police who guarded and patrolled during the UK's 2021 United Nations Climate Conference. Photo courtesy of Electrek.
The police who guarded and patrolled during the UK’s 2021 United Nations Climate Conference. Photo courtesy of Electrek.

Add to this the recent fleet of Haley-Davidson LiveWire units given to police for patrol machines during 2021’s United Nations Climate Conference in the UK, and we’re thinking the switchover to zero-emission scoots will be a standard for our first responders sooner rather than later. 

What do you think? Drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as always – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from RideApart, the Core77 Design Awards 2021, Electrek, and Magirus*