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BMW's folding electric bike for city commuters

by Laura Domela

June 15, 2012 at 1:28 PM


The name BMW usually conjures up images of fast cars driven by hipsters and powerful motorcycles, but lately they've been showing us their greener side. The latest concept in this push is the i Pedelec, a folding electric bike for city commuters.

The i Pedalec is designed to be a companion to the i3 concept car we saw last year, with charging ports and space for two i Pedalecs inside the i3'S trunk. Once you're on the road, the i Pedalec's electric motor is only used to provide a boost for your pedaling, leaving you to do a lot of the work. Depending on what hills you encounter and your weight, the battery is good for about 15-25 miles, which should be plenty to get you from the train station to your office.

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