Bmw electric car development. The electric car burst onto the scene in the late 1800s and early 1900s. 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. 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. Bmw presents its upcoming next generation battery and powertrain architecture that will enable bevs to drive for up to 435 miles and phevs up to 62 miles.
Bmw has a couple of initiatives to give a second life to used battery packs from its electric vehicles. The i3 all electric car and the i8 plug in hybridconcept versions of both these vehicles were shown at the 2009 frankfurt motor show. The companys initial plans call for the release of two vehicles. Its driving energy comes only from liquid fuel.
Bmw group and great wall motor announced electric car joint venture in jiangsu china for both mini and great wall brands. Earlier this year the german automaker announced a wall mounted battery storage system not. 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. Europe electric car sales january 2017.
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. The european passenger plug in car market started the 2018 season with almost 26000 registrations growing 36 compared to the same period last year a promising start that unfortunately is being made for the most part thanks to growth in plug in hybrids 44 year over year.