The award-winning BMW i3, the world’s first premium car designed from the ground up to be powered by an electric drive system, is now available with an improved power system.
The new 94Ah model has the same size batteries as before, but the range of the vehicle has increased by more than 50 per cent to 313 kilometres.
The motor propels the BMW i3 from zero to 100 km/h in just 7.3 seconds, making it both the sportiest and most efficient electric vehicle in its segment.
The battery has been designed to last for the car’s entire service life, with customers receiving an eight-year or 161,000 km warranty on the battery.
BMW’s approach to sustainability extends to production with regenerative energy used at all four of its ‘ I’ plants across the globe, with 50% less water and 70% less energy consumed than in a conventional automotive facility.
The carbon fibre required is produced at the BMW SGL Moses Lake plant in Washington State, which is powered totally by hydro-generated electricity.