The first batch of BMW’s all-electric vehicle BMW i3 has been successfully delivered to the United States, and has found its owners within the environmentally conscious community. It costs more than $46,000.
The car is meant for mass consumption, and has a hybrid-synchronous electric motor with 170 horsepower as the average range is up to 100 miles. A 22-kWh lithium-ion battery is the heart of the BMW i3, and 30 minutes are enough for it to recharge if connected to a fast-charge station, or close to eight hours if charged with a conventional home charger.
If you wish to cover almost a double range of 180 miles, then you can purchase the range-extender model, with a 650 cc, two-cylinder gasoline engine. That model adds $4,000 to the cost, but still doesn’t make the price unattainable.
An interesting fact is that a lot of renewable resources are used to construct the car. For instance, some of the interior panels are build from plants, wool, and recycled materials.
Among the first buyers of BMW i3 is Ashlan Gorse Cousteau, a former E! Entertainment correspondent.
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