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BMW Wants to Be the Ultimate Green

The company that claims to the ultimate driving machine to build the ultimate green and is launching a brand dedicated to cars with cords.

BMW the i yep, just like brand today, promising to an electric vehicle and a plug-in by 2013 while also out into mobility services. The promised to offer a seamless of services, including intelligent vehicle connectivity and even solutions.

“The products and have been conceived a revolutionary approach: purpose and purpose built for sustainable, mobility, company board Ian Robertson, who is responsible for sales and said in a statement. It’s a new day in our a new era for individual mobility. This is BMW i – Electric.”

The i brand was born of Project i, a BMW created three years ago to the future of transportation. It is the centerpiece of the s campaign to develop alternative and more ecofriendly cars.

The i3, is an all-electric city car. The i8 is a plug-in hybrid.

As the Financial notes. mobility is the hot buzzword in the industry as automakers scramble to cleaner, greener vehicles. In to developing electric vehicles and hybrids, many automakers to capitalize on new technology like and vehicle-charging infrastructure.

To that end, BMW also is the i Venture venture capital and bankrolling it to the tune of $100 General Motors, for example, has the same thing, investing in technology firms. EV startups and companies through General Ventures. To offer another both Daimler and Toyota invested tens of millions of in Tesla Motors .

BMW has been with electric vehicles, out the Mini E and, more the Concept Active E 1-Series. vehicles are being leased in numbers in what amounts to a RD program.

The i8 will be based on the wild Efficient Dynamics concept last year.

But the automaker offer two vehicles through the i the BMW i3 and the BMW i8. The i3, previously known as the Megacity will be an all-electric city The i8 is based on the Vision Efficient concept car. which is a plug-in hybrid M6.

BMW didn t any specs for the vehicles but said will use LifeDrive architecture, a construction concept. The cars ride on an aluminum chassis carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic safety BMW says using those offsets the high weight of the

BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW Auto

For our customers this means driving dynamics combined significantly increased range electric power,” board Klaus Draeger, who oversees development, said in a statement.


to The Wall Street Journal . SB a joint venture between SDI and Robert Bosch, will the batteries .

BMW design chief van Hooydonk told Auto the i cars will feature touches that will them from other including a blue-rimmed version of the kidney grille, large but wheels for better aerodynamics and C-pillars.

Both cars will be at BMW s factory in Leipzig, Germany; BMW invest 400 million euro million) in the operation. The company the two vehicles will use essentially the components motors, electronics and to keep costs down.

BMW s capital arm has made its first plowing an undisclosed sum into New My City Way. It s a smartphone app provides info on public parking availability and local in more than 40 cities.

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