Friday, July 30, 2010

700 BMW 1-Series All Electric Units to be Leased to Big Cities

This German 1-Series is all electric! That is right, ALL ELECTRIC. Its a concept car called ActiveE and is a four seat version of the newly famous 1-series.

The ActiveE uses a new-generation lithium ion battery and has a range of 170 km (100 miles) on a full charge of the 170-hp electric motor. It takes about three hours to charge and has an electronically-limited top speed of 160 km per hour (90 mph).

BMW is leasing 700 of these economical cars to specific global cities, and I will bet people and even the automotive industry will start moving this market in the right direction.