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2017 BMW i3 Electric Car: 100- To 110-Mile Range, Battery Pack Retrofit?

2017 BMW i3 Electric Car: 100- To 110-Mile Range, Battery Pack Retrofit?

By John Voelcker 323 views Nov 25, 2015 Follow John Add to circle 2015 BMW i3 Enlarge Photo The BMW i3 electric car is due for a range boost in the near future, Harald Krüger--the company's CEO--said recently. But BMW hasn't publicly discussed the matter further. Now, a new report claims the range boost will come courtesy of a new battery pack, which could also be retrofitted to existing i3 hatchbacks. DON'T MISS: BMW i3 Electric Car To Get Longer Range Next Year, CEO Says The new battery pack will take advantage of efficiency improvements realized since the car's launch, according to Autocar . The range improvement will come from what's described as an "optimized driveline" that will retain the same 22-kilowatt-hour battery capacity as the lithium-ion pack in the current i3. We think that may have been a misinterpretation on the part of the Autocar author, since the artic...

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