BMW May Use A Range Extender For Electric Vehicles

Has BMW, the maker of the ultimate (electric) driving machines decided to follow Chevrolet’s example?

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BMW I3 Confirmed As Mid-Engine, Rear-Drive Green Machine

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.

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BMW To Launch EV Trial Programs In Coastal Cities

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 Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Boston and Connecticut – all places where an electric car is likely to be well received.  With a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 90 mph, the ActiveE is likely suited to these locales, where distance driving is not as crucial and having a BMW badge on the hood goes a long way in the status rat race.

Hit the jump to see the official press release

[Source: BMW]

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