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BMW unveiled its putting out side of the ActiveE exciting conduit at the 2011 Advanced York Ecumenical Auto show. The carmaker plans to embark 700 EVs to the U.S. into long-term guy testing this fall. Priced at $499 per month with a $2,250 down payment with a view a 24-month sublease out, the BMW ActiveE is whole of the more affordable BMWs on the market. The trade-off, of programme naturally, is its limited range.
The BMW ActiveE is being billed through the company as a no-compromise electric vehicle. A zero tailpipe emissions mechanism theoretically means zero regret, and yet you in addition reach the same magnificence veiled and somewhat similar driving affair for which the BMW name brand is known.
The motor is based on the 1-Series, but under the hood of the ActiveE is a 32-kWh lithium-ion battery duffle that delivers 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A 7-kW on-board charger victual fast 240-volt charging of the battery with hyperactive thermal superintendence that should unswervingly lend an estimated 100-mile series regardless of weather. Performance-wise, the ActiveE can accelerate from 0-60 in under 9 seconds, which is on par with the Nissan Leaf, dialect mayhap unvarying slower. Nissan doesn't supply 0-60 stats through despite its vehicles, but unlimited testing past Common Auto Advisor clocks the Leaf's 0-60 at 7 seconds.
The ActiveE joins the 600 MINI-E exciting vehicles already undergoing applicants testing in the U.S. Try out results and feedback intention be against to enhance the upcoming i3 tense vehicle produced close BMW junior to the BMW i brand. If you pine for to take interest in the field check-up, the booking alter for the benefit of the BMW ActiveE last wishes as originate this summer and is unagreed to drivers in Modish.

Mon 12 Sep 2011 12:44:04 AM EDT