Premium Electric Car: 2014 BMW i3
According to Green Car Reports, the 2014 i3 is proudly described by the BMW makers as the “first premium vehicle to be built from scratch.” Unlike the other electric vehicles in the industry, the team at Leipzig have been working assiduously on the production of this world-class electric car.
The new manufacturing project will include assistance from venture facilities in German cities such as Wackersdorf, Landshut and Dingolfing. The US-based Moses Lake plant will also supply crucial parts for this special production project. For the first time in the history of car manufacturing, BMW will make ample use of carbon fibers to build the main structure of the new vehicle.
Signalling the start of a new era in car manufacturing, the use of more natural base materials in the i3 will encourage other car manufacturers to abandon the expensive and inefficient artificial materials.
The 2014 i3 will be powered by a 125-kilowatt electric motor and a 22-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. Widening the engine capacity of the i3, the company will also include an alternative gasoline option just in case the battery dies.
Several electric car makers have failed in their efforts to produce a sustainable product since the batteries do not last for long. However in this new BMW vehicle, there will always be power, whether from the electric motor, the battery or the alternative gas fuel.
To top things off, the 2014 i3 will be offered in the United States for the attractive price of $42, 275. This new electric vehicle will definitely silence the many critics who doubted battery-powered cars.