2014 BMW i3 Could Have Extended Range Option

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We though all was clear when it came to BMW’s i-cars: the i3 was supposed to be all electric, while the i8 is a plug-in hybrid with sportscar appeal.
But now, Consumer Reports has brought further details to the table, as they had a talk with BMW’s Chief Engineer Ulli Kranz, who did not reveal any details about what the range extender engine might be, but showed a strong reaction when asked if it’s a motorcycle powerplant.

But unlike the i8, this looks to be an optional extra that boost range beyond the 100 mile (about 160 mile) standard.

Both the Chevrolet Volt and Fisker’s Karma use range extenders, both of them based on General Motors’s Ecotec four-cylinder engines.
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