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BMW lays down its cards in car market

Car manufacturer BMW today its next wave of electric — the i8 sporty hybrid-electric coupe and a i3 electric mini. both of a range-extending hybrid electric


The i3 is designed as a pure electric while the i8 is a high-end electric sports car similar to the Fisker BMW is also selling a range-extended of the i3 that uses gasoline to the battery and extend the range of the car the REx. Both cars are of how the range-extension model is becoming an popular option for electric car

As a consumer, you don t have to change you are doing on a daily basis these cars, Kleiner Caufield Byers partner Ray — an investor in Fisker Automotive — VentureBeat. The only thing you do is the car into a regular electric when you re done. Depending on how you you could end up filling twice a

The range-extension model uses an motor that is recharged a gas-powered motor. When the is empty, the car begins using a motor to recharge the battery and the range of the car. The owner can the car in at any time to recharge the battery and fuel.

Pure electric cars can several hours to charge and owners to plan out their and change their driving Owners of range-extending cars do not ever have to plug the car in, but if choose to do so they can save on costs and don t have to drastically their daily driving Lane said. General Chevy Volt uses the technology, along with the Karma.

So far, Tesla cars have the longest electric car ranges. The company’s car, the sporty Tesla can travel more than 200 before needing to recharge. The S is expected to have a range of up to 300 between charges for the top-level Those are exceptions to the rule, because most electric have limited ranges.

The Nissan Leaf — though cheaper than Tesla s — can only travel around 100 before needing to recharge.

market EV adoption will be by the world s leading automakers, BMW, which will their mass production, and service channels, Kachan Co. partner Dallas Kachan VentureBeat. It will ultimately be the giants that will win the EV we predict.

BMW 5er Electric Cars

The i8 looks like a sports car out of the movie Tron. The car goes 0 to 62 miles per hour in less 5 seconds, according to the site — to the Tesla Roadster s  0-60 in 3.7 seconds. The car also has an equivalent efficiency rating of 94 miles per according to the company.

The car can travel 20 miles on pure electric before switching to gasoline, to the Karma s 50 mile range.

The i3 is a practical car, similar to the Leaf and General Motors Volt. It s a much lighter car and carriage-style doors. The REx model include a small gasoline-powered that recharges the battery it runs out of juice. If other cars are an indication of price, the i3 cost somewhere between (the cost of the Nissan and $40,000 (the rough tag for the Volt.)

But the i8 model will likely not be if similar cars like the Karma and the Tesla Roadster are any The Karma costs more $90,000 and the Roadster costs than $100,000. But both are geared toward high-end car like buyers looking for a Panamera.

It s a niche market, but it s a way for BMW to enter the electric car market, if the of Fisker Automotive and Tesla is any indicator.

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