Check out the BMW Electric Scooter Concept – “Link” with Video

The Concept Link, which BMW Motorrad recently unveiled, has electric drive, zero emissions and full connectivity, the concept vehicle is not just a means of transportation, but also a means of communication. The BMW Motorrad Concept Link unites the benefits of the digital world with those of the analogue world.

A flat energy storage device in the underbody and the compact drive on the rear wheel are the basis for the Concept Link’s modern silhouette. The various possibilities for personalisation – from the seat bench through coloured side panels right up to different windshields – highlight each rider’s individual personality. The vehicle can be connected with the calendar, making it aware of the next destination, and thus able to suggest the fastest or most scenic route there and even provide music upon request. The concept goes one step further: even the rider’s clothing is intelligently connected with the vehicle. A simple stroke over the sleeve for instance is enough to close the sliding door of the luggage compartment.

Speed, navigation and battery status are displayed in the windscreen, while a large panel with touch function has all information on infotainment, connectivity and route planning at the ready. For even more customisation and connectivity between the rider and the vehicle, there are individually assignable shortcut keys on the handlebars with touch function. At the moment, the BMW Motorrad Concept Link is still a prototype. It already shows where the journey with BMW Motorrad might lead. Interconnected solutions stand for connectivity, convenience and last but not least safety. Providing a vision of what will be important in the urban environment in future: the pure riding pleasure, connectivity between humans and their vehicles, and focussing on the essential.

Read more at: http://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/11142/bmw-electric-scooter-concept-link

Jaguar Land Rover Electrified the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show

While the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show was last month, the images and fantastic video keeps coming out.

April, 2017, Shanghai, China: Two ground breaking Jaguar Land Rover vehicles – the Range Rover Velar and the Jaguar I-PACE Concept – have made their Chinese debuts at the Shanghai Motor Show. Both represent major innovations in their segments, sharing a compelling combination of iconic British design and creative engineering.

Adding some star power to the debut of the Range Rover Velar, Scottish singer-songwriter and self-confessed petrol head Amy Macdonald wowed crowds with her hit song This is the Life.

The launch of the new Range Rover Velar begins another new chapter in the Jaguar Land Rover story. It is true to the company’s tradition of engineering integrity, establishing the trends of tomorrow in capability, quality and technology.

Velar will be built exclusively in the UK using Jaguar Land Rover’s leading lightweight aluminium intensive architecture and powered by the latest ultra-clean UK-built Ingenium petrol and diesel engines.

The Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar’s first electric performance SUV Concept, has been engineered without compromise to deliver a brilliant package, long-distance range, fast charging times and exhilarating performance.

Jaguar Land Rover’s joint venture with Chery Automobile Company Ltd continues to grow with plans to increase the capacity of its plant in Changshu by 70,000 vehicles, build a new trim & final shop and expand existing facilities such as the body shop.

The Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Discovery and the Jaguar XF Long wheelbase are all built at its plant in Changshu. More than 100,000 vehicles have been manufactured since the plant opened in 2014 and it employs almost 5,000 people.