How does one make the decision to put $2,250 down and then pay $499 a month for a 24-month lease of an all-electric BMW? Autoblog's Damon Lavrinc is currently working out his personal answer to this exact question about the 2012 BMW ActiveE and recently got the chance to test out the all-electric 1 Series in the streets around Munich. Anyone considering making the leap to this particular luxury EV should find the story compelling – or anyone who is just curious to learn more about the ActiveE – should get the details of Lavrinc's quest in this First Drive report.

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