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On Monday, BMW streamed of the world premiere of the company s mass-production electric car. The i3 is a four-seater that Wired is the most innovative thing to out of Munich in a decade.

Here are a few of the why it s so innovative — and why it may prove to be more and appealing than its battery-powered

Extended driving range. The that a typical electric (EV) can only be driven 75 to 80 miles (120 km to 130 km) before a recharge  — which takes up a lot time than a gas-station pit — is a deal breaker for many Using electric power, the BMW i3 can be out 80 miles (130 km), 100 miles (160 km).

That s fine for many but insufficient for longer journeys.

the driving range of the i3 is as simple as the optional two-cylinder, 34-horsepower engine that runs on — and that basically doubles the s range. BMW is also expected to i3 owners access to gas-powered cars during the days they need a vehicle longer driving range — on, a weekend road trip.


It s not too-too expensive. One of the most arguments against EVs is that the doesn t add up: whatever money you d on gas is negated by the premium you pay compared a traditional gas-powered car. have already dropped on electric cars, with cheap lease deals and of dollars slashed off the sticker of the Ford Focus EV, Nissan and others.

In the U.S. the BMW i3 will start at or $45,200 for the version with the gasoline engine, before in federal and state rebates and tax That s not cheap, but it s less than what many for an electric-powered BMW. It s also a lot pricey than the Tesla S. the premium that has already set the for electric cars — and that at around $70,000.

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This is no glorified golf The i3 has a 170-horsepower engine and 184 lb.-ft. of and goes 0 to 60 m.p.h. (97 km/h) in seconds. That s not particularly but quite peppy by EV standards; the Leaf does 0 to 60 in about 10 .

Fast charging. The vehicle can be recharged with a 220-volt in three hours, and BMW says a fast-charging system can get the i3 fully up in just 30 minutes.

It will supposedly be profitable. Tesla is said to be making on sales of its cars, for the time the typical EV is a money loser. It s reported that Fiat, for loses about $10,000 on 500e that s sold.

But BMW doesn t plan on its EVs losing The Wall Street Journal BMW global sales and marketing Ian Robertson declaring on Monday the i3 would be profitable from Day One on vehicle it made.

Brad @bradrtuttle

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