Eco-friendly cars BMW i3 and i8 concepts
More recently, the world-famous company BMW has provided data on promising models of electric cars. These include the BMW i3 and BMW i8. These models were presented at the German exhibition in Frankfurt. BMW manufacturers claim that the new Series I is their company’s response to the economic, environmental, social and natural phenomena that occur in the world at a given time.
The new BMW i3 electric car will be equipped with a high-tech electric motor, which will be installed on its rear axle. Such an engine is capable of developing about 170 horsepower, which corresponds to 125 kW of energy. The mark of 100 kilometers per hour will be reached in eight seconds, and the maximum speed will reach 150 kilometers per hour. At i3, the cruising range will be approximately 150 kilometers, but for an additional fee the client will be able to increase this figure. This will be possible only thanks to the universal installation of a special gasoline engine, which will, if necessary, drive the generator. Hence the energy charge will be greater, and therefore, the range will also be larger.
As for the design of the BMW i3. This model has four doors that open for swinging and four passenger seats. An interesting detail is that the driver can quite easily get out of the electric vehicle from the driver’s side. Engineers explained this move by the fact that it will be much easier for the driver to park the car. A special application, which is built into the car’s multimedia system, will allow the driver to quickly find power stations to charge an electric car. A similar application will be available on mobile devices..
The BMW i8 Hybrid is a sportier version of this class of cars. The body design has common features with Aston Martin, which give the electric car solidity and drive. The cabin can easily fit 2 people, but if necessary, two more can sit in the rear seats. An electric motor will be installed on the front axle of i8, the power of which will be 130 horsepower. This motor will be connected to a special ion installation. At the rear there will be a three-cylinder engine with one turbine, which will allow to develop additional power of 220 horsepower. Fuel consumption per 100 kilometers will be just over 2.7 liters. Acceleration to hundreds of hybrid can develop in about 4.7 seconds (a very decent indicator for a hybrid engine). The maximum speed of a hybrid electric car will be an impressive 250 kilometers per hour.
New models will be produced in large quantities in Leipzig, and the estimated cost of the BMW i3 will be about forty thousand euros. The cost of i8 is still unknown.
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