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BMW i3 Electric Car Quirk: No AM Radio--But Why?

By John Voelcker 1,108 views Jun 29, 2015 Follow John Add to circle Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2015 BMW i3 REx - Driven, Portland OR, April 2015 Enlarge Photo The BMW i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering--and the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. this year. Its body shell is made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, riding on an aluminum platform containing the lithium-ion battery, the electric motor, and the crash structures. But you can't get AM radio in the car. DON'T MISS: 2014 BMW i3: First Drive Of BMW's Radical New Electric Car In other words, no local traffic reports or news headlines for you, harried commuter. We noticed this quirk in the BMW i3 REx extended-range electric cars tested over the last few months by several High Gear Media editors. And as devotees of New York City's 50-year-old 1010WINS--with its traf...

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