BMW eDrive consists of an agile electric motor developed and built by BMW, innovative battery technology and an intelligent engine management system.
At the core of BMW eDrive is the extremely dynamic electric motor that has been developed and built by BMW. With this high-tech electric engine, BMW underscores its outstanding competence in building engines with top class design and efficiency. Moreover the lithium-ion battery cells, which can be fully charged from a domestic power socket in less than two hours, and the engine management system are optimised with every detail. This significantly increases the vehicles' performance and range. Carefully programmed control electronics mean that the optimum drive configuration is available for the situation at hand, ensuring a customised driving experience for anyone behind the wheel. With the ECO PRO mode activated, all the vehicle functions operate with maximum efficiency. For example, the accelerator mapping is tweaked to limit the output summoned and the climate control functions also use as little energy as possible.
The BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive is a high-performance plug-in hybrid, and it fuses the specific advantages of an electric motor and combustion engine to optimum effect. Exceptional efficiency and dynamic capability are the upshot.