July 29, luxury car maker BMW Group in the Convention and Exhibition Center Frankfurt, Germany, BMW i3 introduced the concept of electric cars and plug-in hybrid concept car BMW i8, this is a new sub-brand of BMW Group's models I first global brand second appearance.
BMW i3 concept car is based on the "Megacity Vehicle" concept and development of new electric cars, cruising about 150 km mileage, 4 designs, 200 liters of luggage capacity. High-speed charger, as long as 1 hour to complete 80% of the battery. BMW i3 concept car uses lightweight aluminum chassis and carbon fiber reinforced body structure than conventional electric cars reduce the 250-350 kg. This makes the new electric vehicles in motion handling and mileage on the two indicators have significantly improved.
Plug-in hybrid concept car BMW i8 represents the BMW Group's understanding for the new generation of sports car, sports car for the four pairs of doors, one hundred kilometers speed less than 5 seconds, 100 km fuel consumption of less than 3 liters. Plug-in hybrid system, the output power of 260 kilowatts, in the pure electric drive mode can travel 35 kilometers. Matching high-performance 3-cylinder gasoline engine, top speed 250 km / hour.
BMW i3 and BMW i8 in 2013 and 2014 are all listed in Germany's BMW Leipzig plant. BMW Group will invest 400 million euros for the construction of new plant and equipment configuration. In February this year, BMW Group officially unveiled a new brand of I, I brand represents the next generation of new energy vehicles and travel solutions, dedicated hybrid, electric car program, and by plug-in electric cars and other new energy technologies and intelligent vehicle mobile technology. To this end, the BMW Group established in New York BMW i Ventures venture capital firm.