The 'BMW i pedelec'
concept bike has just been unveiled at BMW's new 'i' store in London to
coincide with the London opening of the first 'BMW i store'. The german automotive producers present the new 'BMW i
pedelec' (pedal electric cycle) foldable concept bike composed of
lightweight aluminum and carbon fibre, the 3-speed bicycle is fitted
with an electric motor that assists the rider's pedaling up to 16mph (25
km/hr), with a range of about 16-25 miles (25 - 40 km). Two folded
bikes are designed to fit in the trunk of the 'BMW i3 concept car' which includes storable electric kickboards). The battery attains a full quick charge is 1.5 hours (4 hours on normal units), from either a wall outlet or a socket in the trunk of the 'i3'. When
riding downhill, the electric hub motor functions as a generator,
recuperating kinetic energy for the battery.
on exhibition in the London storefront is a new model concept for the
'BMW i3', designed specifically to include storage space for two
'pedelecs' at the new London park lane store, BMW also showcased a new
model of the BMW 'i3' concept car, first shown at Frankfurt
international motor show 2011 and now outfitted with materials and
finishes with an eye towards sustainability. the instrument panel is
composed of eucalyptus wood sourced from sustainably managed european
forests, while the leather interior utilizes a natural tanning agent
made of olive leaves part of the 'i'
forward-looking sub-brand, the 'BMW i3' will be the first all-electric
BMW vehicle in mass production, as the company has just confirmed the
car's release for 2013.