The Electric BMW i3

By - July 25th, 2013

The Electric BMW i3

The race for the hottest electric car on the streets heats up (in a good way, not a Boeing way) with http://bmw.com” target=”_blank”>BMW‘s introduction of their first series production electric car, the i3. Set to hit showrooms next year and with a $42,275 sticker price, the i3 is the German automaker’s strongest weapon against the rise of the Nissan Leaf, Telsa Model S, and Ford Focus Electric. It’s built entirely on a newly designed electric-friendly platform made up of aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced with plastic to keep its weight down, ultimately with the aim of being an urban commuter-friendly vehicle. It’s expected to produce 170-hp through to its back wheels and can go 80-100 miles per charge, which takes just 20 minutes to get to 50% using the public charge station. Despite the fact it lacks one of BMW’s signature gas engines, the interior perks remain in the form of luxurious cabin accommodations that are in-line with their current 3-Series sedan. BMW claims it drives just like a true BMW, but something tells us a key part of that experience is the purr of the engine under the hood. Time will tell.

The Electric BMW i3

The Electric BMW i3

The Electric BMW i3

The Electric BMW i3

The Electric BMW i3via: http://carthrottle.com/leaked-the-internet-unveils-bmw-i3-electric-car/” target=”_blank”>carthrottle

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