Sales of BMW Group electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles increased 9.2 percent to 11,672 through August 2017, accounting for 5.2 percent of total BMW brand sales in the U.S.
Currently, BMW offers six electrified vehicle models in the U.S., including the BMW i3 and BMW i8, as well as the BMW i Performance models: BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW 740e and the BMW X5 xDrive 40e. MINI offers the MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, which launched in June 2017.
Now I’m not going to add to the losses occurring in other areas of the company right now. Let other sites do that.
I’m going to speak to some of them at the BMW Group. That’s because I know them well.
So I want BMW to add more Plugin hybrids and electric vehicles to their inventories. Especially as quickly as you can. Get an electric 3 class on the road quicker. More importantly think of more i than M. It’s time.
Just realize the small, i3
Speed up now to 2017 (July / August) and here the newer version with that 94Ah which are amp hours and a Range Extender Package too. The range extender is a gas component connected to a 34hp motor that powers the electric motor. Therefore, the electric motor powers the entire car. So while things look the same on the outside, it’s not the same car from 2015.
The batteries are located underneath the car (at the bottom of the car which makes this electric vehicle hug the ground and be more stable) and also went from 0 to 60 mph in around 6.5 seconds. The EPA estimates a battery-only range of 114 miles yet folks we got ranges closer to 125 to 150 so again I don’t know what the EPA is talking about!.
To start, let’s show you the beautiful inside here with the doors of steel; or should I say carbon fiber. Those lines in the door area are all carbon fibers. They are very also light. However, please don’t try to punch the frame because you’ll break your fingers. Carbon fibers are extremely strong and further ensure safety with fuel economy. There are carbon fibers everywhere in this car where steel or aluminum might have been. Without a doubt a much safer and better choice.