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BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

New tech will help the BMW i3 car cope wth range anxiety

The BMW i3 city car won’t be revealed the Frankfurt Motor Show in but BMW is already discussing some of the features. Perhaps to reassure customers and BMW’s shareholders, all relate to range anxiety.

ranges and long charging create a very low margin of for EV drivers, which is one of the reasons why few want to buy an EV. To counteract this, BMW has a special infotainment system for the i3, and to loan customers gasoline and cars as backups.

A ConnectedDriver infotainment system read topography and real-time data to provide the driver the most accurate range possible. This is obviously but real-world conditions can change Hopefully i3s won’t be providing drivers with wildly range estimates, which be more confusing than

If ConnectedDrive calculates that isn’t enough range to the destination, it will direct the to the nearest charging station. assuming there will be a station within range, isn’t something that can be on at the moment. It will be interesting to see how far in the system plans for recharging

Range Assistant has three Comfort, Eco Pro, and Eco Pro+, can squeeze extra miles out of the i3.


Comfort is the default, and should be for 100 miles of range per charge. Eco Pro can range by 10 percent (of whatever the range is in a given situation) by the throttle. That’s probably for making the throttle less making it harder to floor it and those precious electrons.

BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

Eco Pro+ changes the transmission’s puts the climate control power-saving mode, and limits top to 56 mph. It sounds like it be much fun to do on a busy highway, but it save the hapless i3 driver a on a tow truck.

BMW will also i3 drivers a gasoline or diesel car for an number of days per year. unclear whether customers have to pay for the loaner cars.

BMW will also sell the i3 an optional two-cylinder gasoline extender, which should the pint-sized hatchback a range of 186

More details on the i3 should be in the coming months, and we’ll see the product at the Frankfurt Motor in September.

BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

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