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BMW is making strides and pushing forward with their Project i, a concept launched in 2007 to push sustainable mobility solutions. They’ve now launched a website, dubbed Project i Beta, which will ultimately become a sub brand for BMW, offering products and services for sustainable mobility.
For those interested in the future and beyond, the website is a giant think tank for BMW to share its ideas and what’s going on in those brilliant minds of theirs. Highlights on the website currently include a profile on their Megacity Vehicle, LifeDrive Concept and e-mobility.
There’s no questioning that electric cars are on the horizon and possibly the way of the future and it’s interesting to see which manufacturers will be pioneers in embracing the technology. So if you have any interest in what BMW has up their sleeves, make sure to check out their new site.
You might be looking at a picture of the upcoming MINI-i MegaCity. Then again, you might not.
France’s Automobile Magazine obtained this one photo of what could be the MINI-i MegaCity – a low emissions or zero emissions city vehicle. The SMART-style mini- or micro-car is part of BMW’s Project-i initiative, designed to create a new line of affordable cars for urbanites.
An article we reported on several months ago from British pub AutoExpress hinted at the existence of such a vehicle. It is possible this new urban MINI-i could be a plug-in electric car, using the technology currently undergoing development in the MINI E.
There is also, however, a possibility that this leaked image is a revision of the current MINI.
We expect to learn more on this car as we approach the Frankfurt Auto Show this Fall.