BMW unveils electric car i3 in 3 continents, eyes Indian market

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The four-seater i3, with its zero emissions all-electric engine and a range of 130-300 kilometres, is designed mainly for city use. (AP) The four-seater i3, with its zero emissions all-electric engine and a range of 130-300 kilometres, is designed mainly for city use. (AP)
Summary'The infrastructure in India for such electric vehicles has to be developed.'

uses a two-cylinder petrol engine with nine litre fuel tank to maintain exclusively the charge of the lithium-ion battery, thereby increasing the range of the vehicle to around 300 kilometre in day-to-day driving.

The BMW created a separate 'i' sub-brand to market electric vehicles. The Group has invested more than one billion euros in developing BMW i3, the Group's Board member for Finance Friedrich Eichiner said.

The company plans to unveil 'i8' hybrid sports car next year.

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