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BMW to Make Plug-in Hybrid Electric Versions of Entire Lineup

Posted By Josh Marks On October 4, 2013 @ 6:10 pm In clean tech,Electric Cars,energy efficiency,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

BMW, i3, electric vehicle, EV [1]

BMW [2] is going electric in a big way. The German luxury vehicle maker announced [3] that it is going to manufacture a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle [4] (PHEV) version of each of its models. BMW has begun production of its first all-electric, zero emissions vehicle — i3 [5] city car — with European deliveries set to start in November. Next up will be the i8 [5] sports car, which is a plug-in hybrid currently under development. After these two electric vehicle launches, BMW will begin making electric versions of its regular lineup, starting with a plug-in hybrid electric version of the X5 [6] SUV.



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Image © Luxorium luxury [8]

BMW’s head of production line for large vehicles, Peter Wolf, told Australian automotive news site motoring.com.au [9] that battery packaging issues held up production of PHEVs but that those issues have been fixed and that they “are planning to have a plug-in hybrid [vehicle] in each and every model series.”

With i3, BMW has designed a car that is not only fully electric, but environmentally friendly in nearly every aspect. The New York Times describes [10] i3 as “designed from its wheels on up to be not only emissions-free in use and production, but also to convey the concept of a clean and green future.”

Via CleanTechnica [3]

Lead image via Revistadelmotor [11]


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[2] BMW: http://www.bmw.com/com/en/

[3] announced: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/10/01/bmw-electrify-entire-lineup/

[4] electric vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/tag/electric-vehicles/

[5] i3: http://inhabitat.com/photos-bmw-unveils-i3-electric-car-and-i8-hybrid-electric-vehicle-on-us-soil-for-the-first-time/

[6] X5: http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/x/x5/2013/showroom/index.html

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/bmw-to-make-plug-in-hybrid-electric-versions-of-entire-lineup/bmw_i8/

[8] Luxorium luxury: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29032108@N06/7059706349/in/photolist-bKQQJZ-bwW7GG-bwW83f-bwW7Wy-bwW8sd-bKQQTg-bwW8o5-bwW7Nb-bwW7ZG-bKQR42-bwW8u9-bKQQn4-bwW8cG-eHC6WB-b2wBVZ-bm1uro-an3tLj-an3tCj-amZDVn-amZE3V-bm1uvL-byVnva-byVnqn-eJu9iF-eJu9bn-bm1u6J-byVng8-bm1ug5-bm1uio-eMkEBi-bgznTe-fYYSnM-fYYi8S-fYYS8D-fYYScr-fYYsAv-fYYw1N-fYYsiX-fYYsGH-fYYSjR-fYYvm1-fYYSc6-fYYRZH-fYYihE-fYYstM-fYYsqv-fYYvSb-foVL9G-fYYSGp-eJybnT-ap4UNG

[9] motoring.com.au: http://www.motoring.com.au/news/2013/large-4x4/bmw/x5/bmws-concept-x5-phev-just-the-beginning-39021

[10] describes: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/business/energy-environment/in-electric-bmw-i3-hopes-for-a-stylish-future-of-green.html?pagewanted=all

[11] Revistadelmotor: http://www.flickr.com/photos/72007988@N04/9394639869/in/photolist-fjaZ8t-fjqeLA-fjqcjU-fjb6wV-fjaYhF-fjq6xq-fjb1JH-fjqhH5-fjaYxg-fjq4S9-fjqdv7-fjqbTj-fjqav5-fjaUk2-fjaYDB-fjqaHh-fjaRH6-fjq6T1-fjq6L3-fjqa7j-fjaW5t-fjq9yy-fjqbZj-fjq2Uj-fjq2rU-fjb8Q6-fjaVz6-fjq5Vj-fjaZDe-fjqaR1-fjaWme-fjqbCJ-fjq4by-fjq5Q5-fjb1oH-fjaTyZ-fjqcMf-fjb1Ex-fjqh79-f79LaC-fjb29P-f79KBU-f79LpJ-fjaUEn-fjaVN8-fjaVgR-fjq5EN-f79KVY-fjq6Dj-fjaXUz-fjaTPz

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