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BMW i3 electric car targets everything the Nissan Leaf, to the Chevrolet and Toyota Prius Plug-In

The BMW i3 electric car made its official during an elaborate press held today, July 29, in New City. Simultaneous unveilings staged in London and Beijing, as BMW its “i” sub-brand for its global launch.

By Kurczewski / NEW YORK DAILY

BMW launched the i3 here in New York with simultaneous debuts in and Beijing. The automaker’s i sub-brand soon grow to include a coupe, the i8, which is expected to a price upwards of $120,000.

BMW wants to “break down the of electric vehicle ownership. on the German automaker’s upcoming i3 it seems to be covering all bases in its to do so.

The above comment came Robert Healey, BMW’s vehicle infrastructure manager, who with the News during the New launch of the i3 electric car.

is the first vehicle marketed BMW’s “i” sub-brand – a luxurious sports coupe, called the i8, is due to the lineup later in 2014. it arrives next spring, the i3 carry a base price of (including destination fee) for the variant.

This model comes a 22-kWh lithium-ion battery and 170-horsepower electric motor at the rear of the car. The i3 EV is good for 80-100 miles of “real range, a term used times by BMW representatives during the New York debut.


The BMW i3 electric car has a solid-looking exterior is contemporary without being When the i3 arrives next it will carry a base of $42,275 (excluding Federal and tax credits).

BMW i3 Electric Cars

This figure is comparable to electric vehicles, like the Leaf and Ford Focus Only the Tesla Model S sedan, which is nearly the price of the BMW i3, offers a significantly electric-only driving range. For who are especially concerned about BMW has cleverly included a range option into the i3 lineup.

at $45,125, the i3 Range Extender is equipped with a small gasoline-powered engine (also at the rear of the car, alongside the motor). This engine as a back-up, of sorts, once power is drained.

Acting solely as a generator for the motor, the 34-hp engine to roughly double the driving of the i3. A similar system is used in the Chevrolet Volt – though the gas engine does occasionally the vehicle on its own. The Volt’s EV is significantly less than the i3, at 30 miles, though it trumps the BMW in range (300 miles, 180-200 in the i3).

Nick Kurczewski

We managed to inside the i3 cabin, which plenty of iPad-like display and recycled materials. The dash a swath of responsibly-grown eucalyptus. should appease any koalas who be in the market for an EV, or in need of a BMW-sourced

The BMW’s battery pack a warranty of 8-years/or 100,000 while the rest of the car is covered by a typical 4-year/or 50,000 warranty.

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