The new BMW i3 made its debut as the world’s first premium car with an all-electric drive system.
The BMW i3 is the result of an integrated development approach aimed at cutting fuel consumption and emissions in urban traffic. The substructure of the passenger compartment is made from carbon fiber and the chassis is aluminum. BMW says it will offer fast charging capability as an option, allowing i3 owners to regain up to 80% of charge in as little as 20 minutes, delivering 80 to 100 miles of driving between charges. The vehicle concept and drive system were developed entirely in-house by the BMW Group.
The BMW i3 will be presented to the public at large at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany in September.