Bmw electric car development. Its driving energy comes only from liquid fuel. The companys initial plans call for the release of two vehicles. Europe electric car sales january 2017. The i3 all electric car and the i8 plug in hybridconcept versions of both these vehicles were shown at the 2009 frankfurt motor show.
Bmw group and great wall motor announced electric car joint venture in jiangsu china for both mini and great wall brands. Since 2008 a renaissance in electric vehicle manufacturing occurred due to advances in batteries concerns about increasing oil prices and the desire to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As the auto industry plans more electric cars in higher volumes for the 2020s one of the great debates is whether they will need to be designed from the ground up solely for battery power. Bmw has a couple of initiatives to give a second life to used battery packs from its electric vehicles.
Earlier this year the german automaker announced a wall mounted battery storage system not. An electric car also battery electric car or all electric car is a plug in electric automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors using energy typically stored in rechargeable batteries. Series production of the bmw i3 destined for retail customers began in september 2013 and. A hybrid electric vehicle or hev for short is a vehicle without the capacity to plug in but has an electric drive system and battery.
Rumors have circulated since shortly after the. Bmws electric car lineup the tiny i3 commuter and the i8 plug in sports car leaves a huge gap for a more practical mainstream vehicle in between.