BMW Motorrad gives us a glimpse of the future with its latest experimental vehicle – the eRR -- made possible with the efforts of the Technical University of Munich. Some years back, BMW i first displayed the vision of the BMW Group when it comes to sustainable transportation.
Its two examples -- the BMW i3 and i8 – were presented to prove that it is possible to make environment friendly vehicles that exhibit the latest in design principles like having an aluminum chassis and a passenger cabin made entirely from carbon fiber.
Another example is the BMW Motorrad C. All of these showed that vehicles with zero emission were also practical and fun to ride in. Through the eRR, BMW Motorrad is showing the world that it has taken the needed step towards building a supersport motorcycle powered by an all-electric drive. The design and the technology used for the chassis of the eRR were based on the S 1000 RR supersport motorcycle, the difference being that it uses an all-electric drive.
According to Stephan Schaller, Head of BMW Motorrad, since the RR was released to the market, it had made motorsport athletes excited. The RR has managed to set new standards when it comes to a number of features like handling, top speed, and acceleration. While the acceleration of the RR is impressive especially when it reaches around 50 to 60 kph, its 199 bhp engine is no match to another product, the C evolution and its electric drive.
Schaller says that the company started to ask themselves what would happen if the electric drive is combined with a sport motorcycle. Thus while it is still experimental, the eRR manages to elevate the electric drive and zero emissions to new heights, adds Schaller. BMW Motorrad reveals that it will be announcing the different details of the eRR on a future date.
The BMW Group is the world leader when it comes to premium automobiles and motorcycles. The Group also offers services like providing financial and other mobility services. The Group has three main brands in the BMW, MINI and the Rolls-Royce. BMW Group has a worldwide sales network in 140 countries and 30 manufacturing and assembly facilities in 14 countries.
Back in 2014, BMW Group reported that it sold an estimated 2.118 million cars plus 123,000 motorcycles around the world. Revenues in 2014 were €80.40 billion with pre-tax profit of €8.71 billion. As of December 31, 2014, BMW Group’s workforce had 116,324 employees.
BMW Group continues to attribute its success on the fact that it had always prioritized thinking in the long-term partnered with responsible action. Thus it had managed to establish itself as having not only ecological but also social sustainability within the value chain. BMW Group also makes sure that it has complete product responsibility while also taking on an obligation to conserve resources.