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2012 BMW ActiveE Electric Vehicle

2012 BMW ActiveE Electric Vehicle High Resolution Exterior
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  • BMW ActiveE Electric Vehicle
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    electric
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    170
  • Torque @ RPM:
    183
  • 0-60 time:
    9 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    90 mph
  • car fuel:
  • body style:

At this point, any automaker that is not working on an electric vehicle may as well either close their doors or desperately grasp onto the bandwagon as soon as possible. Eventually, all vehicles will be ceasing their use of fuel and BMW is one of the automakers that is embracing that fact wholeheartedly. The German automaker revealed their 2010 BMW ActiveE Concept at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show and the production model is set and ready to go.

Interestingly enough, BMW is not going to throw the production versions out on the streets just yet. Not traditionally anyway. The ActiveE Electric Vehicle will first be available for lease in select markets beginning in Fall 2011, following the same test fleet plan as did the Mini E.

BMW will set out a test fleet of over 1000 ActiveE models in the US, Europe, and China markets. The feedback from customers testing the MINI E and the BMW ActiveE will be fed directly into series production of the MCV, which the BMW Group will be launching under a new sub-brand in 2013.

Powered by an electric motor, the ActiveE develops a total of 170 HP and 183 lb-ft of torque and will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 9 seconds. The electric motor will take its power from newly developed lithium-ion batteries facilitating a vehicle range of around 100 miles in everyday driving.

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2012 BMW ActiveE Electric Vehicle

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