Everything You Need to Know About BMW i3 Electric Car

Posted on 29 August 2013 by Tony Santos

BMWi_i3

BMW i3 has fascinated many with its superb agile environments. This means that now you can be an environmentally mobile and conscious person. With its unique visionary design, BMW i3 is defined as a perfect product for tomorrow. Moreover, its awesome eDrive power train was introduced in the market by BMW EfficientDynamics Technology and is completely emission free. In simple, BMW makes your journey easy and comfortable.

Vehicle Concept:

The concept behind BMW i3 was proposed by experts to apply a perfect electric drive system for users. This concept has offered lots of advantages on “conversion” vehicles. By conversion vehicles, we mean that original combustion engine is exchanged with an electric motor. The best fact regarding this car is that car’s development and construction are not at all dependent on pre-existing vehicle design. For example, in conversion vehicles, there is a space set for fuel tank or no setup for exhaust system is there, but in BMW i3, no such compromise has been allowed.

Core Features:

Range:

The range of more than 100 miles is availed by BMW i3 car using single charge.

Engine:

Car is designed perfectly having 170-ho engine providing top speed of 93-mph.

Acceleration:

Acceleration was tested and it produced results ranging from 0-30mph in 3.5 seconds and 0 to 60 in 7 seconds.

Battery:

22 Kilowatt-Hour lithium batteries are provided for BMW i3 car weighing more than 200 kilograms and consume approximately 3 hours to charge completely using only 220 Volts power supply.

Weight:

Total weight of BMW i3 is approx 1200 Kilograms.

Aluminum Chassis:

Aluminum chassis is used in BMW i3, which is much feasible, as well as durable, especially in urban settings. This chassis is linked with carbon fiber panels and a thermoplastic exterior of the car.

BMW i3 Manufacturing Process:

The entire manufacturing of the car is done in three successive quarters. In first quarter, PAN – polyacreilonitrite – is taken from Japan. In second quarter, this PAN is successfully transformed into CFRP, i.e. carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and in third quarter, approx 10% carbon fiber is recycled and final touch or assembling of BMW i3 is performed in Germany. This low-weight carbon fiber actually saves the transportation of raw materials.

In recent years, experts have talked a lot about using carbon in cars and they stated that it is more suitable because the more carbon will go into the car, the less it will pollute the environment. The model i.e. BMW i3 is going to be released in 2014 and is expected to be a blockbuster for customers. Its unique and impressive looks are going to convince users at its best and it will beat all other vehicles in the automobile industry. BMW i3 will be a strong competitor of other electric cars, like Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf, and Chevy Volt.

Author’s Bio:

Brian Culver is a classic car collector and leading journalist for a car purchasing website. Save money by checking out their calculate car loan section where you can re-calculate your monthly payments by changing your loan information.

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