Video 5 ways BMW’s electric i3 car stands apart

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USA TODAY s Chris talks with BMW s Jacob about the BMW i3 electric car at the Orange Auto Show in Anaheim, Leslie Smith/USA TODAY


BMW has taken a different with its i3 The electric car will out from the crowd But even a gas engine as a backup, range is than most conventional


ANAHEIM, Calif. — By the car market is basically flooded electric car models. Now comes

None of the models out there particularly well compared to cars, and some of them are done only to meet requirement for no-emission cars in and a handful of other states. So BMW bringing yet another electric car to the it’s time to focus on how it is different than the others.

The car made its consumer debut in the last week at the Orange Auto Show here, a short presentation by BMW’s electric-vehicles chief, Jacob

Here the key ways in which the i3 stand apart from electric cars when it on sale early next

1. A true backup gas engine. some other electrics, Chevrolet’s Volt, offer car engines as a backup to their BMW went with the tiniest of a two-cylinder range extender engine. It’s coupled, with only a 2.6 gallon meaning the car’s range on gas only be about 80 to 100 miles, the same as it range on batteries.

In other words, making a trip in the i3 will require fillups along the way.

2. the lightest BMW since 1991. At 2,700 pounds, the i3 lightest the 3 Series of another era, one barely included a lot of the heavy equipment found on all cars The light weight will the i3 get maximum range, that and improvements like skinny tires.

3. Despite its size outside, it has room inside. That roof and a rear door opens from the front a so-called suicide door help open up the insides. It is is made of sustainable materials.

4. more expensive. At a starting of $41,350 plus $925 in fees, it costs more a Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Ford Focus electric or the of other electric cars out except for the superluxury models Tesla’s Model S. But it has something the others don’t, which us to our next point.

5. It’s a BMW. The badge for a lot, even if the car itself looks like the sleep, wide Ultimate Driving for which the brand is known.

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