BMW i has come up with an innovative two-wheeler, which acts as the perfect complement to the BMW i3 Concept and adds a new and convenient layer to personal mobility, particularly in urban areas. The new BMW i Pedelec (Pedal Electric Cycle) Concept is a compact bicycle fitted with an electric motor that tops up the rider’s muscle power with an extra dose of torque.
And that means the rider can get to other parts of town even more quickly and effortlessly – and without breaking into a sweat. The BMW i Pedelec Concept can be folded up almost in the blink of an eye and, handily, there is room for two of them in the boot of the BMW i3 Concept. Plus, their batteries can be recharged while they’re in there.
|Frame||Aluminium and carbon fibre (50:50)|
|Brakes||Hydraulic disc brakes|
front and rear
|Gears||Three-speed gear hub|
|Electric motor||42 V hub motor|
250 W/20 Nm (15 lb-ft.)
|Motor management system||Electronic, via torque|
(pedal torque > motor torque
|Battery||42 V lithium-manganese (LiMn) battery|
|Charging time||1.5/4.0 hours|
|Range||25 – 40 km (16 – 25 miles)|