Munich/Beijing. The BMW i8 Concept Spyder is
celebrating its world premiere at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing (23
April – 2 May 2012) and the rear-end of the car clearly bears
the eDrive emblem for the new technology. In future, the designation
eDrive will identify the drive technology for all electric and plug-in
hybrid cars from BMW i.
BMW eDrive comprises the components of the electric drivetrain: the
electric motor developed in-house by BMW, the lithium-ion battery, and
finally the intelligent motor management system. This technology
ensures that electromobility with BMW eDrive offers a unique
experience. This is because the full torque of the electric motor is
available from a standing start and the acceleration unfolds
continuously in thoroughbred electric vehicles until the top speed is
attained. Vehicles with BMW eDrive technology are therefore extremely
agile and offer enormous driving pleasure. The lithium-ion battery
cells and the intelligent motor management system also offer a
substantial increase in range and power for the vehicle.
The future will see BMW eDrive technology empowering all electric
drives – electric and plug-in vehicles from BMW i – giving
them the capability for being particularly dynamic and smart.