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The History Behind BMW's Electro-Mobility - Electric Know How since 1969

by Tim Jones on September 21, 2012 at 12:28:11 PM

The electric dream began back in 1969, with an electrified BMW 1602 - a vehicle that was used during the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Over the last 40 years, the BMW Group has continually examined means of putting that dream into wider practice. A variety of prototypes and test set-ups have all provided invaluable experience. One such trial was with the BMW E1, an experimental vehicle which, as early as 1991, displayed many of the...

One of the issues with electric vehicles (EVs) such as the BMW ActiveE is that the electricity required to charge up the on board batteries comes from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal or natural gas. The carbon emissions of burning of these fuels to make electricity offsets the emissions free nature of an EV. BMW has partnered with Green Mountain Energy so ActiveE Electronauts can offset the power plant...

See What Some ELECTRONAUTS Have to Say About Their BMW

by Tim Jones on June 30, 2012 at 04:53:29 PM
See What Some ELECTRONAUTS Have to Say About Their BMW

The BMW ActiveE drivers, our BMW Electronauts, have officially begun their journeys into the future of mobility. Now, with the launch of the "Electronauts" series, BMW i gives you a firsthand look into the BMW ActiveE Field Trial and the EV lifestyle. You'll meet a group of ActiveE drivers and hear stories about how going electric has changed their lives.

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