Electric cars BMW i series

BMW i series cars are the Hybrid cars which runs on the electric and gasoline .There are currently two models are available in the market MBW i3 and i8.BMW i3 is the fully electric car and  the i8 model  is the hybrid car. BMW i series was introduced in 2011 and BMW start selling its i series cars in September 2013.BMW sell more than 50,000 units till january 2016.BMW i3 is ranked 3 largest selling electric car. 

BMW i3

BMW i3 is the fully electric car it is the first bmw car with zero emission it made up of carbon fiber which make is more lighter and faster.there are four motors are used in the bmw i3 which gets the power from the lithium ion battery it can go upto 160 km in a full charge.i3 have a aluminum chassis which makes the body of the car stronger .There are two variants of the i3 are available in the US.

Specification and  features of BMW i3

  • 647 cc two-cylinder gasoline engine.
  • Electric motor powered by lithium ion batteries.
  • All electric range of 130 to 160 km 
  • Carbon Fibre  body.
  • Polycarbonate glass windows.

BMW i8 

BMW i8 is the first bmw hybrid car which works on the electric and the gasoline engine .it has the range of 35 km with electric .Front wheel have 131 hp motors  while the rear wheels will make use of a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder gasoline engine which make 231 hp.it can go 160 mph in less than 4.5 seconds it is also made up carbon fiber body which make its more lighter it has a aluminum chassis and windshield, top, doors and fenders are made from polycarbonate glass which makes it more stronger. BMW sold more than 1,50,000 units of the i8 model .

Specification and  features of BMW i8

  • Hybrid 1.5-litre 3-cylinder gasoline engine with  231 hp.
  • 0-60 in less than 4.5 seconds.
  • 131 hp electric motor in front wheels.  
  • Aluminum chassis
  • Carbon Fibre  body.

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