BMW Introduces Its First AllElectric Car

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BMW Introduces Its First All-Electric Car

by Douglas Cobb on August 4,

BMW introduces its first all-electric car the new BMW 13 after a lot of time spent on and testing. The i3 uses BMW s most technologies to date. The debut of new all-electric car occurred simultaneously in cities including, Beijing, and New York.

It is expected to retail for $24,000.

BMW found that, its Project I research, the standard distance from most was around 48 kilometers (30 miles). The i3 has a of 129-161 kilometers, which to be more than enough, if the car is primarily in the city to commute to and places like the grocery or school. In ECO MODE, BMW claims the car can be an additional 12 percent further.

If this mileage isn t enough to you to buy one of these cars, BMW makes an offer. Besides the all-electric consumers can buy the i3 with a 34-hp range-extending two-cylinder engine. addition would make the i3 what is basically a Volt-like

The engine wouldn t power the but would serve strictly as a or back-up, though range and would be added.


With this range according to BMW, drivers can their tanks at gas stations than searching around for an charge station. This prove to be more convenient, as are far more gas stations currently electric charge stations.

this, BMW is convinced that consumers will opt for the all-electric

The i3 is categorized as a compact. It is a 4-door car rear-hinged coach doors. create an open, B pillar-less into the car.

The i3 has a hatchback over the tiny 8 feet in size cargo

The i3 also has a U-shaped LED tail and lamps, black surfaces, a back windshield, and aerodynamic air

BMW believes that most will also order the 240-volt charger, which about US $3,000 plus It can recharge the under-floor battery in three hours.

There is a 480-volt charger, which is only at public charging as well. It can do an 80 percent charge in 20 minutes; however, extensive use of the charger can cause the battery to more rapidly.

BMW compared the prospects of the electric car to the technical revolution of the mobile but declined to give any sales or targets when they asked.

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Mr Norbert Reithofer CEO f BMW AG that:

What the mobile did for communication, electric mobility do for individual mobility. The BMW i3 is more an evolutionary step — it is a great forward.”

The BMW i3 series-produced model go on sale in Europe in November. introduction will be followed in the States, China, Japan and other markets in the first of 2014.

It will hit the German market at a of EUR 34,950.

BMW s commercial director, Ian said that the market for cars remained young but BMW was not seeking to be a niche player. He We re entering the market to be a significant

The vehicle is a rear-wheel drive EV four seats. The peppy can accelerate the BMW i3 from 0 to 60 in 7 seconds. BMW has carbon fiber and plastic to the passenger compartment lighter other cars. The combination of two materials is supposed to be stronger steel.

The BMW first all-electric car i3 weighs 2,700 lbs.

Written by: Cobb

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