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40 Years of BMW Electric Vehicles

by Tim Jones on December 11, 2012 at 05:28:56 PM
40 Years of BMW Electric Vehicles

Starting in 1969, BMW constructed two experimental vehicles on the basis of the BMW 02 Series with the aim of investigating the suitability of an electric drive unit for practical driving When the first production version of the BMW i3 rolls off the assembly line in Leipzig in late 2013, it will mark the provisional culmination of 40 years of development work at BMW.

More details about the Megacity

by Member - on January 26, 2011 at 12:40:01 PM

BMW released a few more details about the MegaCity electric car. They are showing up in several on-line articles. To go on sale in 2013 Rear-drive 50/50 weight balance. About the size of a VW Golf. It won't be cheap. It won't be sold as a BMW. Batteries and drive components are mounted on an aluminium subframe. Carbon fiber passenger cell mounts on top of this. Weight to be about the same as a conventional steel car. ...

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