The BMW ActiveE electric car is currently in a field trial, and while it isn’t ready for purchase yet, it is currently being tested by a select number of drivers around the world. The ActiveE is also being made available in a car-sharing program called DriveNow in San Francisco, and at several cities around the world. BMW will probably leverage its experience with car-sharing systems around the world that work by charging a simple by-the-minute fee in order to make it easy for future drivers of the ActiveE to easily check out a gas-powered car for long-range trips.
The BMW ActiveE is an all-electric plug-in car gets an EPA-estimated 102 MPGe and has an impressive 94-mile range. It is a four-seat, rear-wheel-drive sedan, which runs on a 32-kWh lithium-ion battery and a 168-hp electric synchronous motor. The BMW ActiveE field trial is part of the BMW Project i, which aims to develop a mass-production electric car to go on sale later this year.
This production vehicle will probably be based on the BMW i3 Concept with eDrive, which was previously called the Mega City Vehicle. It was first unveiled in 2011 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The team at Motor Werks BMW is thrilled about the ActiveE. Contact their dealership (http://www.motorwerksbmwbarrington.com/