Friday, June 15, 2012
The BMW 'i pedelec' is an electric bike that folds!
To coincide with the london opening of the first 'BMW i store', BMW presents 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'. 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!
Posted by jsonja at Friday, June 15, 2012