• Feb 22, 2010
BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

BMW announced today that it will build its first regular series production electric vehicle at its plant in Leipzig in northern Germany. The Megacity EV is expected to debut sometime around 2012-13 and will be targeted as an urban commuter vehicle. The next stage in BMW's electric field test program will be the 1 series-based ActiveE that will be put into the hands of drivers in 2011. The ActiveE will use the same type of SB LiMotive lithium ion batteries that will go into the Megacity.

In addition to vehicle assembly in Leipzig, BMW will also partner with SGL Carbon, SGL Automotive Fibers GmbH & Co KG to produce carbon fiber components, including clutches at plants in Landshut and Wackersdorf in Bavaria.

[Source: BMW]

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      • 17 Hours Ago
      Sounds real pricey for sure
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      Good... Make it happen BMW.
      • 17 Hours Ago
      So the first one will come out in 2012, and the second will come out in 2011?

      That's a bit confusing.
        • 17 Hours Ago
        As the article said, the 1-series ActiveE is just another field test of an EV conversion like the MiniE - limited numbers, impossible to simply buy at your local BMW dealer, etc. BMW hasn't revealed the Megacity EV yet.

        Google "BMW E1 electric car". Like other automakers, BMW drove in reverse on electric cars for *15 years*.
      • 17 Hours Ago
      and forget about it. BMW will change their lies many times before anything happens.
      when they eventually get serious it will atleast be a plugin hybrid. until then they will feed you built to fail pure EV conversions and lame hybrids