Bmw electric car i3 range extender. 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 range extended i3 such as the giga world model ive been driving is arguably the most relevant of the bunch. As promised today was the global debut for the bmw i3 the luxury carmakers first in its i series of electrified cars and featuring several innovations intended to match the companys. The bmw i3 all electric car with at least 22 kwh battery capacity offers an optional gasoline powered range extender apu.
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. 24 us gal fuel tank. Sure you pay for quality but there are better less pricey ev values out there. When the history of modern electric cars is written the bmw i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly.
The us model offers a smaller 7 l tank. The range extender engages when the battery level drops to 6. The 2018 bmw i3s is an expensive option for an electric city car. The bmw i3 is a b class high roof hatchback manufactured and marketed by bmw with an electric powertrain using rear wheel drive via a single speed transmission and featuring an underfloor li ion battery pack.
Its carbon fiber reinforced plastic body shell aluminum underpinnings and battery. We find out what its really like to live with an electric car with our new web exclusive i3 long termer. 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.