27 Jun '11, 3am

BMW's electric hope for Singapore: Yes, i Can? - eco-business.com #tesla

BMW’s new electric vehicle sub-brand – the BMW i – is going where some have failed and many do not dare venture without government support. It is coming here. The German carmaker is preparing to launch the electric BMW i3 and its hybrid super sportscar sibling (the BMW i8) here in 2013. ‘This is a megacity. Five million people live in Singapore. It has many of the attributes of a major city – congestion is a problem and the environment is something that is increasingly gaining awareness,’ Ian Robertson, a board member at BMW Group, told BT. The launch of an electric vehicle will have to navigate a unique set of challenges here. To date – not counting Tesla – no other carmaker has brought in electric cars apart from Mitsubishi, although Renault is expected to do so by year-end. Even so, Renault will be doing so under the auspices of the government, as part of a test-bedding...

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