BMW ActiveE: Everyday Usability (Video)

BMW has released it ‘s latest Active E video – this time detailing the cars usability in every day living. The ActiveE (yes we ‘re getting tired of that second ‘e ‘ as well) is BMW ‘s first electric vehicle with four seats a d decent luggage compartment (200 liters). (Full gallery after the break)

At the heart of the BMW ActiveE is a powerful electric synchronous motor which propels the car from zero to 60mph in just nine seconds, delivering 168hp and maximum torque of 250Nm, from a standing start.The ActiveE maintains the dynamic qualities of other 1 Series models with a low centre of gravity and 50:50 weight distribution.

Starting in 2011, a test fleet of over 1,000 BMW ActiveE vehicles will be trialed in the USA, Europe and China and will provide valuable insights into the everyday use of the electric vehicle. The knowledge and insights gained from the field trials of the BMW ActiveE will be fed back for the future development of the Megacity Vehicle, due to go into production in 2013.

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