29 Aug '16, 12pm

BMW i3 REx range extender: owner assesses pros and cons of limited-power engine

BMW i3 REx range extender: owner assesses pros and cons of limited-power engine

John Voelcker 2,849 views Aug 29, 2016 Follow John Add to circle 2014 BMW i3 REx, Catskill Mountains, New York, Oct 2014 Enlarge Photo The BMW i3 electric car may be the most ambitious small car of recent years, bristling with new technology and innovation. Its carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body shell rides on an aluminum platform, and its all-electric powertrain may include an optional small engine. The battery-electric i3 also happens to be the most energy-efficient vehicle of the many hundreds sold in the U.S. this year. DON'T MISS: The '1,000-MPG' BMW i3: 56,000 miles on 50 gallons of gas That optional range extender (REx for short) is used solely to power a generator that delivers electricity to the battery and the traction motor that actually power the car. That makes the BMW i3 REx a series hybrid, operating differently than the much more common power-split hybrid...

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