Thursday, June 29, 2017

2018 BMW 3 series EV

BMW will be offering an EV version of the new 3 series next year.
Apparently, the car will be shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Probably with the rest of the new 3 series models?

(The one pictured above is obviously NOT the EV version.)

This is BMW's way to attack Tesla directly. The Model 3 has been referred to as being priced similarly to the BMW 3 series.

The 3 series EV is supposed to get a 250 miles range. Again, similar (actually a bit more) to the Tesla.

This is quite a move for a big manufacturer to over an electric version of one of their best selling models.
I am sure this is the first of many.

As Porsche has also announced that by 2023, over 50% of their sales will be from electric cars.
There is also a rumor about their next generation Macan being offered only as an EV...


Anonymous said...

At least this will be more reliable. still needs electronics.

Anonymous said...

So...Vince..what are the tailpipes for?

Anonymous said...

over 200 miles percharge is major improvement, but over 300 is a game changer. They are not there yet. Or, if they are, they will use it to their advantage for premium pricing.