BMW May Use A Range Extender For Electric Vehicles

BMW May Use A Range Extender For Electric Vehicles
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Has BMW, the maker of the ultimate (electric) driving machines decided to follow Chevrolet’s example? Word from Munich today is that BMW’s head of electrical components, Dr. Christian Schmidt, said it is weighing the possibility of a range-extended engine to pair to electric vehicles. For some time now BMW has said it would consider an… Continue Reading...

BMW i3 Confirmed As Mid-Engine, Rear-Drive Green Machine

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BMW i3 Confirmed As Mid-Engine, Rear-Drive Green Machine
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BMW’s in-development electric car, the i3 has been confirmed as a rear-wheel-drive vehicle with a mid-mounted electric motor. It is expected to be for sale by 2013. Its motor support platform was developed in house and made mostly of carbon fiber. The motor will be positioned ahead of the rear wheels, and the serviceable battery… Continue Reading...

BMW To Launch EV Trial Programs In Coastal Cities

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BMW To Launch EV Trial Programs In Coastal Cities
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BMW will allow consumers to try out their ActiveE electric car, based on the 1-Series Coupe, in certain markets, prior to a broader rollout of electric vehicles, culminating in the Megacity EV’s debut in 2013. The ActiveE will be offered for lease starting next summer. The ActiveE will be offered in New York City, Los… Continue Reading...
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