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Did you know that back at the Summer Olympic Games of 1972 held in Munich an all-electric BMW 1602e drove ahead of the athletes in the endurance events in order to film them and supply them with water as necessary? Emission-free and silent, it was the ideal companion at the time and did not obstruct the competitors in achieving their top performances. Today, almost five decades later, we have perfected this capability as well as our know-how in the field of electrified mobility through continuous development of the BMW eDrive technology and the BMW i sub-brand. With our all-electric models BMW iX3 and BMW i3s, you experience an entirely new sensation of the ultimate driving experience. After all, nothing compares with the feeling of gliding almost silently through urban or rural traffic, the instant response of the electric engine and unique acceleration from stand-still. And all of this is free of exhaust fumes and local emissions. Join us to explore the world of BMW electric cars.

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  • What is an electric car?
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    A purely electric car (BEV, Battery Electric Vehicle) drives exclusively with electricity. It therefore has no combustion engine to power the vehicle. The electricity is stored in a battery. Its capacity determines the range of the e-car, in other words the distance that can be covered with one battery charge.
    Many drivers worry about the range – in most cases such worries are unfounded. After all, most BEVs today have a range of more than 250 kilometres. And, in any case, 90% of drivers in Germany for example travel less than 100 kilometres per day.
    Purely electric cars are ideal for users who can charge electric cars at work or at home. At the same time, the extension of the public charging infrastructure is being pursued intensively. New charging stations are therefore appearing all the time in urban areas and along motorways. In the future, long-distance journeys will become easier and easier as a result.

  • What advantages does an electric car have?

    An electric car offers an entirely new, emotionally charged driving sensation. Thanks to the torque available from a stand-still, you experience fascinating electric dynamics and spontaneous acceleration. At the same time, the almost silent electric engine gives you a new and relaxed driving experience.
    When actually driving, a BEV is also emission-free (the term also used is “locally”) and thus offers maximum protection for our environment.
    Additional benefits of BEVs are the highest category of country-specific subsidies and tax incentives that they entail.

  • What factors affect the performance of the high-voltage battery in my electric car?

    One important external factor influencing the performance and capacity of a battery is the temperature. As you probably know from your mobile phone battery, the performance is restricted in cold and hot temperatures. In your vehicle, however, this temperature influence is largely minimised by means of optimised operating strategies. And did you know that the capacity of the storage system also yields information on the range you may have? Apart from temperature, other factors affecting the range are energy consumers, such as the air conditioning, the load carried and your driving style.

  • How does my driving style affect the range of my electric car?

    As is the case for a vehicle with a conventional combustion system, driving style also affects the range of an electric car. As a general rule, an anticipatory, relaxed and consistent driving style optimises your range. If, for example, you reduce your speed on the motorway, you can noticeably increase your range as a result. During recuperation, that means whenever you lift your foot from the accelerator pedal, kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy and fed into the battery – and you gain further kilometres in range.

  • What do I have to consider if my electric car is left standing still or parked for a longer period of time?

    If you leave your vehicle parked for a longer period, such as during your holiday, try and maintain a charge level between 30% and 50% and leave your vehicle in a cool or shady place during the summer and in a garage during the winter. In addition, the vehicle should not be left plugged in for charging when stationary for longer periods of time.

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The BMW iX3 heralds a new era of electrified driving pleasure. Explore the first all-electric BMW SUV that combines the best of two worlds: the driving dynamics and premium quality of the BMW X3 with the performance and efficiency of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology.


BMW Vision iNEXT in front of a forest three-quarter front view

Individual mobility is on the verge of a new era. Topics such as autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity are giving rise to new adventures. The BMW Vision iNEXT is making a bold and positive statement for the future ahead. It drives purely electrically, with a high level of automation and enjoys full connectivity. When travelling in the BMW Vision iNEXT, drivers can choose between taking the controls themselves in “Boost” mode and being driven in “Ease” mode. Thanks to the electric drive, “Boost” mode is highly dynamic, almost silent and locally emission-free. The interior gains a completely different design and an entirely new status. The BMW Vision iNEXT becomes a place of relaxation, interaction, entertainment or concentration. This makes it increasingly possible to determine how the time during the ride is put to use. From 2021, the series production model will be appearing on the roads as the new technology flagship.


BMW Concept i4 three-quarter front view

Are you ready for a new dimension of electrifying driving pleasure? The BMW Concept i4 is the first purely electric BMW Gran Coupé – and a fascinating example of how the electric drive system has become established at BMW. Equipped with fifth generation BMW eDrive technology, the BMW Concept i4 achieves breathtaking performance figures. Driver and passengers can look forward to a tremendous sporty driving sensation that cannot be expressed with figures alone. This almost silent dynamic power development is something that simply has to be experienced. With its outstanding range of up to 600 kilometres, the innovative BMW electric car sets new standards in terms of everyday usability and long-distance capability.
Explore the sporty and elegant design and the modern aesthetics of the all-new BMW Concept i4 and gain an exciting preview of the BMW i4 – the first purely electric series production model in the BMW premium midsize segment, due to enter production in 2021.

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