BMW ActiveE - Available: 2012-2013 - Lease Only

BMW ActiveE

Posted 12.10.2012 in Directory by Editor

Although no longer available for lease, the ActiveE can be used through BMW's DriveNow car sharing program in San Francisco and Oakland California. 

1,100 BMW ActiveE's were produced in 2011 for a two year limited field trial which is currently underway. About 700 of these have been deployed in the US. The scope of this field trial is impressive; the number of units is almost identical to GM's entire 3 year EV1 production run from 1996-1999. The cars were available for lease at $499 per month with a $2,250 down payment.

The BMW ActiveE is based on the BMW 1 Series Coupé. Three blocks of high-voltage batteries occupy the space taken up by the former drive system: the engine compartment, the transmission tunnel and the fuel tank, maintaining a weight distribution of 50/50. The electric motor sits directly on the rear axle and requires no clutch or transmission.

The electric motor sits directly on the rear axle and requires no clutch or transmission. Regenerative braking from the system extends the range of the vehicle up to 20 percent. The car's 32kWh battery provides up all-electric range of about 94 miles.

 

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Electric Range: 94

Total Range: 94

Combined MPGe: 102

Battery Capacity: 32 kWh

 

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