Bmw electric car i3 range. Bmw has told its dealers to hold all sales of its 2018 i3 electric car due to a compliance issue detected by the nhtsa. As of february 2018 only two bmw i models are offered the bmw i3 all electric car with optional range extender rex and the bmw i8 plug in hybridas of may 2016 bmw i was present in 50 countries with both the i3 and i8 plug in vehicles. Utilizing bmws new for 2017 94 amp or 33 kwh battery which ups electric only. The german automaker will also recall about 30000 examples of the bmw i3.
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. 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. When the history of modern electric cars is written the bmw i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly. Find out why the 2014 bmw i3 is rated 74 by the car connection experts.
Recent posts from the bmw i3 forum. The future has arrived. From the all electric bmw i3 and i3s to the sleek sporty plug in hybrid bmw i8 coupe and i8 roadster welcome to the world of electric mobility. Its carbon fiber reinforced plastic body shell aluminum underpinnings and battery.
Just as before the i3 is available in an all electric form or as a range extended petrol electric version that falls back on a two cylinder petrol engine when its drive battery becomes depleted. The range extended i3 such as the giga world model ive been driving is arguably the most relevant of the bunch. The 2014 bmw i3 is a truly radical attempt to reinvent the car and the bmw for the crowded cities of a new century.