BMW will boost i3's range
THE MOTOR CITY -- BMW claims it intends to increase the number of its i3 electric-car by about about 50%.
This summer, the lithium-ion battery power of the compact EV is likely to be made better, "which places it into an infinitely more functional range," Ian Robertson, BMW's sales leader, told Automotive News Europe's sibling publication Automotive News in the Detroit autoshow.
BMW does not have have the precise amount yet, but a-50% boost signifies about 193km (120 miles) on a single charge, upward from the present 130km (81 miles). The i3 will get other developments, which BMW hasn't yet revealed.
The enhanced battery would give the I-3 a much better range compared to the Nissan Leaf, the best-selling electric-car on the planet, which can increase to 172km (107 miles) on one charge.
The I-3 continued sale in 2014 and has a foundation cost of 34,950 euros in Germany. A version having a range extender can also be accessible -- with around double the array -- and begins at 39,450 euros.
BMW offered 24,057 i3s world-wide last year, an increase of 50 per cent from 2014.
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