Bmw electric car news. 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. The bmw i is a sub brand of bmw founded in 2011 to design and manufacture plug in electric vehicles. Series production of the bmw i3 destined for retail customers began in september 2013 and. Car news from edmunds keeps car buyers and owners informed of the latest automotive news events and recalls.
The i3 all electric car and the i8 plug in hybridconcept versions of both these vehicles were shown at the 2009 frankfurt motor show. In the early 1980s with the. 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. We couldnt get enough of the shapes the lines the numbers the possibilities.
Bmw took its knowledge of planes and motorcycles and integrated what it knew into its automobile engines and designs. The german automaker will also recall about 30000 examples of the bmw i3. Recent posts from the bmw i3 forum. Its carbon fiber reinforced plastic body shell aluminum underpinnings and battery.
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. The companys initial plans call for the release of two vehicles. Welcome to the bmw i3 forumif youre looking for information on the bmw i3 or looking to connect with other enthusiasts this is the place to be. 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.
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