Of all the electric vehicles planned by major automakers, few are more eagerly awaited than the BMW MegaCity 'i' all-electric urban car, expected to go into production late in 2013 or early in 2014. It's a BMW, which means it will be sporty and handle well. It's likely to be the smallest BMW since the Isetta bubble cars of the 1950s. And with a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack and a carbon-fiber body structure on top of an aluminum chassis, it will be technologically cutting-edge. It may be so advanced, in fact, that it will be too expensive to sell. According to trade journal...
BMW's Plug-In Hybrid Supercar May Be Named i8, Cost $200,000
BMW is pressing forward with its plans to build a production version of the striking plug-in hybrid concept car it called Vision Efficient Dynamics, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009. According to reports filtering out of Germany, the model that goes on sale in October 2013 may...John Voelcker
BMW Green Vehicles, Including Megacity Electric, Named 'i'
The BMW "MegaCity" carbon-fiber all-electric car, scheduled for launch in 2013, may be the most radical BMW in decades. BMW had confirmed that this first production electric car to wear the BMW badge would be the first of a sub-brand within the make, much as its "M" series of performance editions...John Voelcker
BMW Teases Megacity Vehicle (MCV) Ahead Of 2013 Launch
BMW's plans for the future have been dramatic and decidedly high-tech of late, including the U.S.-bound 1-Series ActiveE and the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept, itself headed to production in the next few years. Today, BMW has released a teaser for an all-electric car under the project name...Viknesh Vijayenthiran