BMW Presented ActiveE: A 100% Electric Version Of 1 Series Coupe
In 2010, BMW will give for testing a limited number of electric cars, derived from the 1 Series ActiveE concept, presented by the German brand on Thursday. The 100% electric concept can be recharged for 3 hours at a plug, his autonomy being of 100 miles, and the acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is done in nine seconds, the automaker announces. The 1 Series Coupe derived concept wheighs 3968 pounds and develops 170 HP, and its electric motor gathers his energy form to lithium-ion battery modules. The automaker say that the car hits 60 mph in nine seconds, but that the top speed is limited at 90 mph to preserve the batteries’ energy.
It is said that the car will make its debut in the beginning of the coming year, at the Detroit Auto Show, and in Europe it may be presented in Fall, at Paris. The electric car will be available for testing on certain markets, just like it happens with the electric version of the Mini, which is currently tested in Great Britain.
BMW present in the past months hybrid and 100% electric cars at the most important international auto shows, just like they did with the hybrid versions of the X6 and 7 Series.