In future, the designation eDrive will identify the drive technology for all electric and plug-in hybrid cars from BMW i. The BMW i8 Concept Spyder to premiered at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing proudly displays the eDrive emblem on rear-end of the car.
BMW eDrive comprises the components of the electric drivetrain: the electric motor developed in-house by BMW, the lithium-ion battery, and the intelligent motor management system. BMW explains that eDrive offers a unique experience where electromobility is concerned. 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.