Here is a new episode from BMW i series. Sustainable Neighbourhood
Here is a new episode from BMW i series. Sustainable Neighbourhood
BMW Group is trying to make the charging easier, unveiling a prototype charging station built into a streetlight.
The Munich-based carmaker, maker of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 models electric cars told on Friday that it was created a “Light and Charge ” streetlight, that combines LEDs with the ChargeNow electric-car stations for charging. It is planed to run a pilot program in Munich by BMW Group that consists from putting the technology on the existing streetlights.
“Seamless charging infrastructure is essential if we want to see more electric vehicles on the road in our cities in the future,” said Peter Schwarzenbauer, a BMW board of management member.
More and more electric cars are built every year, eccentric cars become more popular and for long or short distances they need to be charged. BMW Group is trying to follow the steps of the electric-car maker of Tesla that has already began to build its own charging-stations infrastructure, but BMW wants to unify all the electric-cars through their charging stations.
Battery technology has been improving, but automakers are still fighting over some standards needed for charging stations which means that some public charging stations will not work with certain cars.
Two of BMW’s prototype streetlights are already installed in front of the company’s headquarters in Munich, and drivers will be able to pay for a charge through a mobile app. Other charging stations will be added to existing streetlights,and may be used by any vehicle model regardless of electricity provider.
BMW didn’t respond to a request for comment.
BMW i3 fitted with a set of PUR LG04 alloy wheels – SR Auto Group. It was considered the most harmless mode to improve and customise the look of BMW i3.BMW i3 with PUR LG04 wheels with BMW i color matching blue bolts. The wheels are alloyed with a custom flat lip and blue screws matching the body trim accents.
Sometimes it is time to leave the city. Escape the restrictions of everyday life. The BMW i8 Concept is an icon of progress. It combines the energizing performance of a sports car with benchmark efficiency. BMW i8 is for everyone who loves nature and understands the high standards of a electric movement. Thanks to BMW i8 people come closer to environment and sustainable vehicles that change lives and make BMW i8 owners truly happy.
The new BMW motorcycle launched in 2014 makes new standards of efficiency. The battery autonomy lets the vehicle to drive on distances of 100 kilometres.
BMW C Evolution is a electric motorcycle that has 48 power horses and a 100 km autonomy. The charging of the electric vehicle is made in circa 3 hours with less than 3 euros.
The problem can consist in lack of classic motor sound that is replaced by the silent electrical hum, it traffic people cannot observe that a motorcycle is moving. The vehicle can accelerate in 2,7 seconds to 50 km/h. The brakes are very performant. The motorcycle has the “Reverse ” function and also the autonomy level can be raised when pushing the brakes, by 20 km.
BMW C Evolution will consume around 3 euros for a full charge, a BMW C650 GT will cost the owner around 6-7 euros. In west Europe the BMW C Evolution costs around 15 500 euros, little big price for a motorcycle. Even if the cost is high and the charging is not less that for the classic motorcycle a reason to buy the BMW C Evolution is that this vehicle doesn’t pollute the nature.
The electric motorcycle has 4 modes of piloting , here are they:
Eco Pro – The mode that lets the owner to feel the best “the motor brake”., a reason why the economy of energy is also the biggest. The acceleration is also limited to protect the energy reserves, so the autonomy can reach up to 120 km.
Road – The mode that BMW calculated the autonomy of 100 km. It allows to use the entire power of the engine and the energy is recuperated in a procentage of 50% when the acceleration lever is closed.The energy recuperation is done when pushing the brakes.
Sail – The mode where is no “motor brakes”, the motorcycle is carried by inetia and does recuperate the energy when pressing the brakes. The single mode that offers great experience that can be hardly felt of a classical motorcycle.
Dynamic – The mode that lets to use the entire power of acceleration, but it consumes very fast the battery power. Dynamic mode has the most violent “motor brake”, thats why the owner needs a time period to accommodate until it can be ruled over.
ParkNow lets smart drivers easily find and book a parking spot in advance at ParkNow garages located in and around San Francisco. Drivers can locate the nearest available off-street parking options -at both ParkNow locations and non-member garages -and get real-time information on best parking rates, as well as additional related services, from where to get a car wash to the availability of bike rentals, within ParkNow locations.
Park Now given by BMW i and urban mobility. Enjoy!
Soon BMW Group will celebrate 100 years of existence, so they decided to make a special model based on existing BMW i8. It is expected to be named BMW i8S or BMW i9 and offer great performances.
A lot of rumours tell that a new BMW model is expected, created especially for celebrating the 100 year of the existence of BMW.
A lot of sources tell that a new project, with the name cod M100, is being prepared and based on BMW i8. Some have even suggested that the new version of the suer hybrid will be named i8S. Some occidental publications say that the new hybrid will have a better look, more sporty, with a new suspension, brakes and bigger wheals.
It is speculated that it will take the future BMW i8S (i9 ) only 3.5 seconds to reach 100 km/h.
The important modification are likely to appear under the hood, there will be hidden a bi-turbo engine of 2.0 litres and 320 horsepower or the well known aggregate with 6 cylinders in the line, 3.0 litres and 480 horsepower. Indifferent what option they will choose it will exist am electric engine of 11 horsepower that will action front wheels.
The speed limited electrically is thought to be 250 km/h.
BMW i8 A window to future.
BMW Group was the first car producer in the history that offered a series model with a navigation system GPS in Europe.Now BMW is truing to attract clients with the help of new technologies.
Connected Drive gathers more gadgets in one: infotainment system of the car(navigation, audio, settings), safety system and Head-up Display system, here in Connected Drive you can connect your phone to the care and use applications in car through your phone, like Facebook, Twitter, radio online, music online.
Officially the term Connected Drive appeared in 1999 in Auto Salon in Frankfurt and included at that time weather, assistance services through phone, trafic information and an emergency call.
Audio systems Bang & Olufsen
For Seria 7, Seria 6, Seria 5, X5 şi X6 models, BMW offers the opion of an audio system Bang & Olufsen with a maxim power of 1200 W. The sound is distributed optimally in the entire car. An important role has played the ALT (Acoustiv Lens Technology), that can trick the ear and make the brain think that the sound comes from another place than it really is. It sounds great but it costs great also, 5000 euro
Night Vision can recognise people and animals in night time, and also it can calculate the trajectory of the man or animal. Why is good to have Night Vision because it automatically prepares the brakes so the easiest touch of the brake it applies the maximum force to stop faster.
Also, Night Vision is completed with 2 LED lights that can illuminate individually people that are in front of the car to be easier to see them in the night. Tis option is available for all types of BMW but not for Seria 1 and X1
For the new generation of BMW X5 it is a new option of automatically parking. This requires only pressing button and to show the direction where you want to park your car, the car will scan the space and will park nearly to perfection.