BMW Remembers Electric Mobility Pioneer Cars

The BMW ‘i’ cars aren’t here yet, and the BMW ActiveE is not exactly the most attractive electric car on the market. It might look like a cool car, but it’s just a testbed to see how people use these EVs and to develop new product based on the research. The 1-Series with batteries is available only as a 24-month lease at $499 per month, with a down payment of $2,250, which is a whole lot of money.
BMW isn’t quite a Nissan Leaf maker, but it seems they do have some a history with the battery. For the 1972 Olympic Games, they converted a 1602 to run on batteries, and even left it rear-wheel drive.

The Bavarians also unveiled the BMW E1, a small electric car, in 1991. It had an electric motor mounted in the rear and still had seats for four people. Thanks to a lightweight plastic body, it’s non-impressive 37 kW of power were enough to push it to a top speed of 120 km/h and a range of 200 kilometers.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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