Bmw electric car review. The 2014 bmw i3 is a truly radical attempt to reinvent the car and the bmw for the crowded cities of a new century. Its performance is. 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.
Bmw would have you believe that the new i8 is the sports car of the future and its a believable claim of a car that is daring exotic and state of the art in just about every way you might. Get our impressions and see pictures at car and driver. The fully electric version of the hyundai ioniq is no chevrolet bolt competitor in terms of rangeand thats okay. Bmw stunned the world in 2009 with its vision efficient dynamics.
When the history of modern electric cars is written the bmw i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly. Read our review of the 2018 bmw 530e the redesigned version of bmws mid size plug in hybrid. The german automaker will also recall about 30000 examples of the bmw i3. The i3 all electric car and the i8 plug in hybridconcept versions of both these vehicles were shown at the 2009 frankfurt motor show.
Its carbon fiber reinforced plastic body shell aluminum underpinnings and battery. With bedroom poster looks ground hugging proportions and butterfly doors its the most striking car bmw has ever made. Series production of the bmw i3 destined for retail customers began in september 2013 and. We couldnt get enough of the shapes the lines the numbers the possibilities.
The companys initial plans call for the release of two vehicles. Read more and see images of the 2017 hyundai ioniq electric at car and driver.