Tuesday, September 13, 2011
BMW Concept e unveiled, provides a glimpse of our battery-powered future
BMW have released official pics and some details of the Concept e, an electric scooter which is their vision for ‘urban mobility’ in the future. ‘Individual mobility is increasingly defined in terms of sustainability. The BMW Group has taken on the challenges of a rapidly changing world and is now developing serial production solutions to meet the mobility needs of the future,’ says a press release from the company.
With a lithium-ion battery pack and a powerful electric motor, the Concept e can, according to BMW, accelerate as hard as a ‘maxi scooter’ fitted with a conventional internal combustion engine. ‘The generous storage capacity of the battery, an intelligent battery management system and efficient brake energy recuperation ensure a realistic range of 100 kilometres for everyday use,’ claim BMW. ‘What is more, BMW Motorrad developers are aiming to achieve a continuous output and maximum speed which will enable safe overtaking on urban motorways when carrying a passenger,’ adds a press release from the company.
Safe overtaking on urban motorways when carrying a passenger, eh? We'd just take an S1000RR, thanks very much BMW...
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