Monday, March 21, 2011

BMW ActiveE Concept

BMW ActiveE Concept
At first glance, the concept BMW ActiveE is little more than a 1 Series with a paint job questionable. Seriously, it seems like ActiveE smelling blue ink. However, should you choose to look more closely, you’ll notice what’s missing exhausts. Also, someone pulled the door off the fuel tank. There is a light blue on the back of the antenna, too. Why? Good question.

The concept is all electric ActiveE. Similar to the Mini E electric car, the ActiveE is powered by a rear-mounted electric motor that stumps of 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, which can even be decent enough to drag the notoriously overweight in a series around town. BMW says 0-60 in less than nine seconds. The juice is stored in a group stuck together in laptop batteries – very similar to how the Tesla Roadster is set up.

Because E-Mini, BMW is planning to put the ActiveE production in the hands of consumers who want one. Fleets, too. No word on pricing either, but expect a lease. For more information, read the press release after the jump.






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