Did you know that back at the Summer Olympic Games of 1972 held in Munich an all-electric BMW 1602e drove ahead of the athletes in the endurance events in order to film them and supply them with water as necessary? Emission-free and silent, it was the ideal companion at the time and did not obstruct the competitors in achieving their top performances. Today, almost five decades later, we have perfected this capability as well as our know-how in the field of electrified mobility through continuous development of the BMW eDrive technology and the BMW i sub-brand. With our all-electric models BMW iX, BMW i3 and BMW i3s, you experience an entirely new sensation of sheer driving pleasure. After all, nothing compares with the feeling of gliding almost silently through urban or rural traffic, the instant response of the electric engine and unique acceleration from stand-still. And all of this is free of exhaust fumes and local emissions. Join us to explore the world of BMW electric cars.
OUR ELECTRIC MODELS: BORN ELECTRIC.
Originating from a vision: created for electromobility. Thanks to efficient BMW eDrive technology and its electric all-wheel drive, the BMW iX achieves an exceptional range and an impressive acceleration from a standing start. The reduced design language gives it a modern and expressive appearance. At the same time, the luxurious ambience in the spacious interior with its hallmark of sustainability ensures supreme comfort for all five seats. A favourite spot on wheels – explore the BMW iX.
The BMW i3 does not follow any trend, it is an expression of a self-confident lifestyle. Its progressive design language conveys clarity on the outside and lounge character on the inside. Equipped with a lightness that convinces with sustainable materials and functional details. A vehicle with which individuality becomes trend-setting.
The first-ever purely electric BMW i4 Gran Coupé will guarantee plenty of driving pleasure with an estimated range of 475 kilometers*. The four-door vehicle promises extraordinary performance, while its great range will make it the ideal companion for long-distance journeys.
*BMW AG preliminary estimated range of 475 kms, based on EPA test procedures. Official EPA range test results are not currently available. Electric range may vary based on driving habits and other factors.
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FAQ: THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON OUR ELECTRIC MODELS.
What is an electric model?
A purely electric model (BEV, Battery Electric Vehicle) drives exclusively with electricity and has no combustion engine to power the vehicle and the electricity is stored in a battery underneath the vehicle. Its capacity determines the range of the vehicle, in other words the distance that can be covered with one battery charge.
Many drivers worry about the range – in most cases such worries are unfounded as the majority of drivers travel less than 100 kilometres per day.
Purely electric models are ideal for users who can charge at work or at home. At the same time, the extension of the public charging infrastructure is being pursued intensively and new charging stations are therefore appearing all the time in urban areas and along highways. In the future, long-distance journeys will become easier and easier as a result.
What advantages does an electric model have?
An electric model offers an entirely new, emotionally charged driving sensation. Thanks to the available torque and electric dynamics, you experience spontaneous acceleration from a stand-still start. At the same time, the almost silent electric engine gives you a new and relaxed driving experience while also being emission-free. As an additional benefit, BEVs qualify for the highest category of government subsidies and incentives.
What factors affect the performance of the high-voltage battery in my electric model?
As you probably have experienced with your mobile phone, temperature can affect battery performance. In your vehicle, however, your battery performance is much less affected by ranging temperatures when you take steps to pre-condition your vehicle. Other factors that can affect your range are air conditioning, load carried, and driving style.
How does my driving style affect the range of my electric model?
As is the case for a vehicle with a conventional combustion system, driving style also affects the range of an electric model. As a general rule, an anticipatory, relaxed and consistent driving style optimises your range. If, for example, you reduce your speed on the highway you can noticeably increase your range as a result. During recuperation, that means whenever you lift your foot from the accelerator pedal, kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy and fed into the battery – and you gain further kilometres in range.