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BMW Hopes to Cure Range Anxiety With Gas-Powered Rental Cars for EV Buyers
Posted By Marc Carter On March 15, 2013 @ 11:30 am In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | No Comments
Range anxiety is often cited as one of the primary hesitations that consumers have when looking to purchase an electric car . While it will be a while until the infrastructure is in place to allow for longer driving distances, BMW  has announced plans to provide its future EV buyers with gas-powered loaner cars that they can borrow for trips that exceed the electric driving range of its upcoming i3 .
When the BMW i3  is released later this year it will have an electric driving range up to 100 miles and an optional range extender will increase the total driving range to approximately 186 miles. For trips that exceed the i3’s range, BMW is going to offer a no-cost gas-powered loaner car to i3  owners. BMW  hasn’t announced the full details of the program, but it does predict that at least 10 percent of i3 owners will need a loaner car.
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via Fast Company 
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