Bmw electric car i3 range extender. Its carbon fiber reinforced plastic body shell aluminum underpinnings and battery. The range extended i3 such as the giga world model ive been driving is arguably the most relevant of the bunch. The bmw i3 with a two cylinder range extender engine and a 332 kwh battery is a power ranger. Bmws i3 is available as a full electric car but also as a range extender hybrid offering increased range and versatility to combat the range anxiety that accompanies electric car use there is a.
24 us gal fuel tank. The i3 and i3s are offered with an optional range extending gasoline enginethe i3 was bmws first mass produced zero emissions vehicle and was launched as part of bmws electric vehicle. We find out what its really like to live with an electric car with our new web exclusive i3 long termer. The range extender is the same 647 cc two cylinder gasoline engine used in the bmw c650 gt scooter with a 9 l 20 imp gal.
The 2018 bmw i3s is an expensive option for an electric city car. The bmw i3 all electric car with at least 22 kwh battery capacity offers an optional gasoline powered range extender apu. The us model offers a smaller 7 l tank. Read more and see images at car and driver.
The bmw i3 with its optional range extender is steeped in forward thinking technologylook past the tall stubby hood and youll find an aluminum skateboard chassis driven by an electric motor. Sure you pay for quality but there are better less pricey ev values out there. Utilizing bmws new for 2017 94 amp or 33 kwh battery which ups electric only.