With is stylish and sporty build, reminiscent of elegant and airy NYC Soho loft on wheels, the BMW i3, launched in 2014 is the perfect car to run around the city in and for weekend getaways thanks to a 153-mile range on a single charge. For the folks concerned with the car’s range and for longer trips a two-cylinder engine option is also available which will provide extra juice for your empty battery.
The BMW i3 is truly a visionary electric car, from it’s inspirational design to innovative mobility solutions that helped to make BMW i so popular with the fashion-conscious, green and high-tech crowd. Just in a few short years, the BMW i brand has established itself as a pioneer for forward-thinking mobility by offering such products while also adopting an all-embracing approach that takes into account the complete lifecycle, from raw material production, through the manufacture and operation of the vehicles to their later recycling.
The carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cabin gives that spacious feel dominated by a sense of lightness, but the design draws of the two four-seater models means there is no need for either fixed B-pillars or a transmission tunnel. The i3 is designed such that the doors open in opposite directions allowing passengers ease at access to seating in both the front and rear seats.
The BMW i3 can boast a low CO2 footprint thanks to raw material extraction and manufacture through to use and recycling makes for a this makes significantly lower global warming potential than is the case with comparable, conventionally powered automobiles. BMWi3
By Alex Roberts
Photography by David Lewis Taylor
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