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It took a few to figure out how to get he electronic “ignition” to that I wanted to “release the but I eventually figured out how to get under

In eerie silence, I made my way out of the lot and onto the twisty, undulating and two lane country roads line the central Hudson Valley. I immediately notice the all-electric power plant is “torquey” – lots of oomph low and linear power up through the (which, by the way, there any). BMW – calling this “electromobility” — rates the at 185 lb-ft and the power at a very 170hp.

While I did not have capable of measuring the 0-60 (BMW claims that the can accomplish that feat in 9 my seat-o-the-pants measurements say that are probably dead-on accurate.

BMW claims that the ActiveE is a car a foot in two camps. One foot planted in the green, environmentally low (or no) emissions world and the other, the one we all with BMWs, in the Ultimate Machine world. As someone who has a BMW for 18 years and who also marched in the Earth Day in NYC, I can assure you BMW’s slogan, “One Two Souls”, isn’t just hype. The BMW ActiveE is a plug-in vehicle – no, not a hybrid (hybrids small gasoline or diesel on board to supplement the electric To fully charge up the internal batteries, you need to connect the to the power grid for around or five hours.

BMW claims that this is the re-charging time frame on the plug-in market. With a charge, BMW claims a 100 mile range for the ActiveE. However, driving habits and terrain affect your real-world For example, cold weather affect the chemistry of the battery you will use power to heat the compartment.

Also, in warm you will be using the air-conditioner and uses some of the power in the battery pack. Lastly, driving habits – e.g. rabbit starts and high cruising – and driving on hilly will shorten the number of you can expect per charge. To the ActiveE’s its charge lasted well the late afternoon after driven briskly by dozens of journalists.

When I asked the BMW representative how miles of real world a prospective owner can expect to he said 100 miles of careful was possible but 80 to 85 miles was probably realistic given our state’s terrain and weather. BMW has incorporated they call “brake technology into the ActiveE and it braking energy or the energy when you drive down to boost the juice in the battery. I the battery charge “fuel go up several miles as I coasted a steep hill.

When you have the “regenerate” pushed, you can feel the car slow strongly when you lift off the pedal” as the electronic gremlins the energy and put it back in the battery. cool!

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As for my driving impressions, the is a fun car to drive with a remarkably ride (quieter than the I drove later in the day). And did I it still has that addictive; a smile to your face, BMW and braking? Well, it does.


On back roads, the ActiveE was footed and the ride was well On the highway, the ride was firm but not although you can feel the near lb weight (those batteries are heavy!). Braking is still BMW, which is to say safe, and with a good pedal

Everything else is pure 1 – seats, visibility, interior and control placement. The trunk since the electric motor and of the electric goodies reside out in the

Is the ActiveE for you? That is up to you. What’s your commute? Can you make that round trip in fewer 80 to 100 miles?

Do you have a place at to park your ActiveE you can plug in to the “grid” using a BMW station?

If you answer yes to all of these and want a “green” BMW with the soul of a sedan and the DNA of an environmentalist, I suggest you out the ActiveE. One car, Two Souls.

BMW ActiveE Electric Cars
BMW ActiveE Electric Cars
BMW ActiveE Electric Cars
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