BMW tests prototype electric E-Power Roadster

BMW tests prototype electric E-Power Roadster

December 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

This prototype is another step towards the creation of a serial electric cycle company BMW.

Over the past few years, BMW Motorrad has been actively testing its future electric motorcycles. For example, at the beginning of this year, the company introduced the futuristic conceptual BMW Vision DC Roadster. He was demonstrated at the Milan exhibition EICMA 2019.

 However, now the process of creating a serial electric cycle of the German company is nearing completion. The brand began conducting E-Power Roadster tests.

 It is reported that the electric bike is assembled from spare parts lying in the warehouse, including automobile ones. For example, the battery pack was taken from the hybrid version of the BMW 2-Series, and the electric power unit was borrowed from the Seven, which is supplied exclusively to the Chinese market. By the way, as such, the design of the bike is completely absent.

 The power plant, enclosed in a custom steel frame, is powered by a BMW R1200R. Power reaches 136 hp and 200 Nm of torque, despite the fact that both indicators are significantly understated by electronics. The mass of the electric cycle is 290 kg, the range is 200 km, and thanks to the fast charging CCS (Combined Charging System) 80% of the energy can be replenished in just half an hour.

 However, this motorcycle will never go into mass production. It is only one of the stages in the formation of the mass electric cycle of BMW. Over the next few years, BMW will continue to work on the E-Power Roadster project, namely, reducing weight, increasing the range and design.

Recall a little earlier information appeared about the most powerful boxer engine in the history of BMW. He was equipped with the latest concepts of the German company.