BMW’s Electric i3: All Vroom, No Gas

BMW’s Electric i3: All Vroom, No Gas
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BMW’s all-electric i3 is here. And boy is it a sight to behold. It looks nothing like any other BMW we’ve seen before, but it’s real and goes on sale early next year.

Under the hood is a 22kWh lithium-ion battery with a supposed range of 130km to 160km that also puts down 170 horsepower and 250Nm of torque. And 0 to 100 only takes seven seconds. Unfortunately, the i3 is governed at 150km/h.

BMW says charging takes roughly three hours using a 220-volt line or 30 minutes with the optional DC Combo Fast Charging setup. The i3 tips the scales at 1225kg, the lightest on the market.

The i3 starts at $US41,350.