Bmw electric car i3. The bmw i3 was designed from the ground up as an eco car and so it doesnt feel as compromised as rivals such as the audi a3 e tron which is based around a conventional platform. Bmw has told its dealers to hold all sales of its 2018 i3 electric car due to a compliance issue detected by the nhtsa. Its carbon fiber reinforced plastic body shell aluminum underpinnings and battery. 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.
Series production of the bmw i3 destined for retail customers began in september 2013 and. The 2014 bmw i3 is a truly radical attempt to reinvent the car and the bmw for the crowded cities of a new century. 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. When the history of modern electric cars is written the bmw i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly.
The german automaker will also recall about 30000 examples of the bmw i3. The bmw i is a sub brand of bmw founded in 2011 to design and manufacture plug in electric vehicles. 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. The companys initial plans call for the release of two 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 future has arrived. Find out why the 2014 bmw i3 is rated 74 by the car connection experts. Head over to the forum and sign up its simple and easy and youll be one step closer to joining the bmw i3 forum community.