1. BMW will best Elon Musk led Tesla by miles; check out the big surprise

BMW will best Elon Musk led Tesla by miles; check out the big surprise

Today, Tesla is the only company that offers ‘really’ long-range electric vehicles—its Model S can go 335 miles (539km) on a full charge. On Thursday, BMW will best Tesla’s best by miles.

By: | Published: September 11, 2017 4:16 AM
bmw, bmw news, bmw latest news, bmw vs tesla, tesla news, elon musk, elon musk tesla, Frankfurt Motor Show The unnamed BMW will have a 435-mile (700km) range (L) and Tesla Model S can go 335 miles (539km) on a full charge (R)

Today, Tesla is the only company that offers ‘really’ long-range electric vehicles—its Model S can go 335 miles (539km) on a full charge. On Thursday, BMW will best Tesla’s best by miles. At the Frankfurt Motor Show beginning September 14, the German carmaker will add an electric sedan to its ‘i’ sub-brand. The four-door model—kept under wraps (pictured) as BMW showed journalists around its Munich design headquarters on September 7—will go on sale by 2021 and will slot in between the i3 city car (also pictured) and the i8 plug-in sports car.

BMW has indicated that this yet unnamed car will have a 435-mile (700km) range. That puts it miles ahead of any electric car in the world—in fact, even further than many gas-powered cars go on a full tank.

BMW plans to offer at least 12 fully electric vehicles by 2025, including battery-powered variants of its mainstream models.

Even though it is an unfair comparison, Indian companies have a long way to go. Currently, the only company that sells electric vehicles in India is Mahindra, and the major challenge its vehicles face is range. Its hatchback E2O Plus has a range of 140km (87 miles) and its sedan e-Verito has a range of just 110km (68 miles). Mahindra also makes an electric van called the e-Supro, which can go 115km (71 miles) on a full charge—and the full charge takes over 8 hours.

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    Garth Woodworth
    Sep 11, 2017 at 11:06 pm
    Yeah, but I have a car in my ba t I haven't showed to anyone yet. It will be able to go 12,255 miles on a single charge!!! Yes, you read that correctly. Twelve THOUSAND, two hundred and fifty-five miles!! And it will be available three weeks before that BMW in 2021. You believe me don't you? I certainly believe all these stories about models from BMW, VW, Mercedes and others that will be far superior to Tesla.. are a load of BS.
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      Bigani Oitsile
      Sep 11, 2017 at 5:01 pm
      This is another version of ''WHEN THEY TRIED TO KILL TESLA''. Unfair comparison, who is to say Tesla won't release another version that goes beyond a thousand miles in 4 or 5 years!
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        Cliff Fornwalt
        Sep 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm
        You're comparing BMW's "announced" car, due to be released in 4 years with Tesla models on the road today. It's an invalid comparison. Your article should explicitly point that out.
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