29 Jul '13, 4pm

BMW i3 Electric Car Overview

BMW i3 Electric Car Overview

As promised, today was the global debut for the BMW i3, the luxury carmaker’s first in its “i Series” of electrified cars and featuring several innovations intended to match the company’s reputation for being a cut above. The i3 will be the smallest BMW and approximately the size of a 1 Series, but with interior space on par with a 3 Series, and with range somewhere near that of a Nissan Leaf or Ford Focus Electric. A gas-powered 650-cc twin cylinder range extender will be a $3,850 option and the vehicle is slated for sale in the second quarter of 2014. As the “world’s first mass-produced car” using carbon fiber reinforced plastic, the i3 has been built from the ground up as a pure EV. BMW says CRFP is “equally as strong as steel, while being 50 percent lighter, and 30 percent lighter than aluminum,” and the estimated weight for the all-electric version is 2,700 pounds. A ...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/bmw-i3-electric-car-overview/

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