Production version of BMW ActiveE model may be launched next week, sources say

Article by Christian A., on January 19, 2011

BMW has been vocal about aiming for a brighter, cleaner future and to prove that it is serious about this message, there are now rumors that indicate that BMW will be launching the production version of the ActiveE model as soon as next week.

It’s believed that the processes to be taken for the full market introduction of the ActiveE or its successor are similar to the route taken by the MINI E.

However, it’s hoped that the ActivE will not have the same unfortunate outcome as the MINI appears to have reached. The car will be shipped off to the US, UK, Germany and China for testing purposes. Just like the MINI E, the ActiveE model will be leased to various customers for evaluation and research purposes.

The tests will be supported through different channels, such as a forum, a BMW EV Mobile app and others. The ActiveE was introduced about a year ago. It is a 1 Series coupe body wrapped around an electric drivetrain.

Powering the car is a new synchronous electric motor, which delivers 170 bhp and a maximum torque of 250 Nm of torque. Its acceleration time is claimed to be 9 seconds or less, while the top speed has been electronically limited to around 145 km/h (90 mph).

The ActiveE model is equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack created together with SB LiMotive, which can be charged by a conventional power outlet at public charging stations or at a special wall box. In Europe, the battery can be fully charged in three hours using a 50-ampere outlet. On the other hand, the charging time in the U.S. could be as much as 4.5 hours (32 ampere continuous).

Topics: bmw, electric car

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