Coinciding with the opening of the first BMW i Concept Store in London, the German car maker presents the Pedelec Electric Bike. With their i-range of products, BMW enters not only a new field in terms of technology, but also presents an entirely new futuristic design direction. What might have looked like a vision far away in the future a couple of years ago, is actually reality or close to reality today. That’s what makes it so interesting for us.
“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’ (similar to the design of the ‘i8 spyder convertible’ concept presented at beijing auto show 2012, 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.”
The i Pedelec Bike perfectly fits into the trunk of the BMW i3 concept car. Both can be seen in more detail in our gallery.
- Source: designboom