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BMW prepped for electrification with for i3; car will use Kymco-built range

By Phillippe Crowe

On Tuesday week, BMW AG held its Annual Press Conference in Munich, an idea of where the company is and how things are going. Also week, a report said BMW s i3 will be built by Kymco of

As for its green strategy, the BMW Group it has been tirelessly pursuing its Number ONE” with success since 2007, it to achieve the intended impact of significantly more profitable and

The group also said allows it to be extremely well to meet future challenges.

“We now successfully implemented the first of our strategy. All interim targets been fully attained,” Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the of Management of BMW AG.

Strategy Number ONE has also the birth of a host of vehicle – including the BMW i3 – as well as advances in of reducing fuel consumption to EfficientDynamics technology.


Reithofer BMW has now accepted several hundred orders for the i3, and electromobility will be much in the spotlight for the BMW Group in

“The future belongs to who dare to venture”, remarked The first pre-series BMW i3 came off the line in January 2013. vehicle, which has been designed to run with zero for use in an urban environment, will onto the market by the end of the year.

“Several hundred advance have already been for the BMW i3”, added Reithofer.

The BMW i3 is with a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic passenger compartment, an aluminum and BMW said it sets new standards in the of lightweight construction.

The BMW i3 has an approximate of 150 kilometers (93.2 miles), – based on experience gleaned the MINI E and BMW Active E test – is sufficient in most circumstances.

can also opt to increase this with a so-called Range

Production times are reduced by employing unique production and a significantly lower number of parts.

The BMW i3 will require half the time needed to a conventional vehicle.

To have any of addressing the growing ecological in the world’s metropolitan areas, is no getting around the use of zero-emission technology. “In the medium term, have no choice but to encourage the use of drive systems”, underlined

Electric vehicles in Beijing, for are already exempt from the procedure for number plates and fees.

Kymco

The range two-cylinder motorcycle-based engine for BMW’s pending i3 will be by Kymco in Taiwan.

BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW Auto

Kymco is an BMW motorcycle division supplier main operations in Taiwan, factories in China and one in Indonesia. In it was chosen to assemble BMW’s Enduro motorcycle engines and now it apparently supply its electrified new

BMW motorcycle engine photo bikeweb.com.

Prices for the range and its specifications were not given by the just-auto.com which reported the Tuesday after speaking BMW sales and marketing head, Ian

What is divulged is a small tank will be used. On power alone, the i3 may have 75-93 miles (120-150 km) on EV and this could be stretched to 217 (350 km) with the small range extender.

As previously the thinking is this is a “range in a stricter sense than in the Chevy Volt, which in has dual power sources, and can run on gasoline generator power without ever needing to into electricity.

BMW’s extender is more akin to a backup, like a spare gas or even, if you’ll pardon the training wheels. Tests prototype Minis and 1-Series shown the range extender is there to build confidence in EV drivers learning new habits.

Once they get a feel for actual range, and learn not to run the out, they do not need the gas so much, and learn to plug in as Reports have that it EV test drivers are so in the groove they do not even plug in night between daily meaning their EVs have range for the limited duties are called to do.

Robertson echoed BMW statements that early i3 will see more range-extended chosen, but this will off as the car becomes familiar in the marketplace. people will want the extender in time, it is believed.

started life as a part of but went on in 1963 to become an motorcycle part supplier to and in 1970 it began designing and its own range of scooters.

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