28 Feb '12, 7pm

BMW releases video promoting i3 and i8 electric-drive vehicles

that shows both its i3 and i8 concept electric-drive vehicles tooling around the Chicago area, as the German automaker looks to drum up interest in its battery-electric vehicles. The video, titled "BMW i. Born Electric," runs one-minute ten seconds and doesn't include any voiceover or any facts about the cars' performance or other details, but you can still see it after the jump . BMW said late last year that it would debut a production version of its battery-electric i3 four-door next year and would start making the plug-in hybrid-electric i8 two-door sports car in 2014. A version of the latter model was featured extensively in last year's Tom Cruise-starring "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol." Meanwhile, last month, BMW started U.S. deliveries of its ActiveE EV (see here for a first-drive review), which is the precursor to the i3. The company's leasing out the ActiveE ...

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