Tag: BMW i5

Nov 10, 2015 - 09:04 am

Joint research project, BMW i5, PEV, Rensas-NEVS.

International undertaking: Singapore-based Nanyang Technological University, the South China University of China and other partners are setting up a transnational research centre in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. The joint research project will also work on new technologies for EVs and PHEVs.
asiaone.com, asianscientist.com

No i5 rendering: Recently published renderings believed to show the BMW i5 were in fact handed in by the carmaker, but simply show a research vehicle and not the awaited i5.The research concept will be road legal, but it is what under the hood that is important, not its design.

3-wheeled multi-talent: Ryan Chin from the MIT has come up with the PEV, the Persuasive Electric Vehicle. The tricycle is made for the city and can even drive autonomously, in which case the 250 watt motor will do all the work. Otherwise, drivers will have to pedal themselves.
technologyreview.com, qz.com

Renesas and NEVS partner in China: The Japanese supplier of semiconductor solutions Renesas Electronics and Saab-owner NEVS have signed a strategic partnership. Together they want to develop new system solutions for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in China.

Nov 2, 2015 - 09:05 am

Tesla Model X, BMW i5.

Reading tip: Aptly titled “delight or overkill,” this piece by Stephen Edelstein is dedicated solely to the Tesla Model X’s sun visor. The designers’ challenge was to find a new way of mounting them, since the Model X’s panoramic glass roof connects directly to the top of the windshield.

Click tip: What could the BMW i5 look like? Designer Theophilus Chin imagines a mixture of a BMW i8 and the Nissan IDS Concept, as his rendering of the crossover shows.

Found on electrive.com
10.11.2015 09:17