Bmw first electric car. Bmw groups future ev lineup will include cars from mini rolls royce and even bmws m division. Bmws first major step into the world of electric cars came in 1972 with the 1602e. The sleek futuristic bmw i8 coupe and the first ever i8 roadster turn the tables on conventional plug in hybrid design while delivering a massive 420 lb ft of torque. Todays bmw i3 may be the first electric car available to the public in large quantities from the bavarian brand but its certainly not bmws first ever electric vehicle.
Bmws first electric car a 1602 with its engine swapped for an array of batteries in this case ordinary 12 volt car batteries made its debut at the 1972 olympic games held in the automaker. A modular approach that will let the auto maker and the driver adapt to whatever the future might be. Delivering the performance of a sports car the efficiency of an electric vehicle and exclusive new colors and upholstery the i8 roadster is a herald of the future. Search bmw electric car reviewspricing and features.
Bmw will have 12 fully electric vehicles in its lineup by 2025. The i3 the first series produced model by bmw i is touted by the company as the zero emission vehicle in a premium car package with pure driving pleasure. Bmw has launched its first electric vehicle and the companys sub brand the bmw i3 and bmw i respectively.