BMW has been actively working on electric vehicles for more than 20 years. The vehicles pictured above represent a limited view of the company's efforts, but all are nothing more than concepts or one-off attempts. Now BMW is making real progress towards an electric future that started with the Mini E, to be followed by the ActiveE and then the Megacity.
It's the Megacity that will officially launch a lineup of future electric vehicles from BMW. The Megacity is more than just another electric car, it's part of an entire sub-brand that the company will launch featuring nothing but radical electric vehicles. The sub-brand will feature some sporty electric offerings that promise to deliver on the brand's "Ultimate Driving Machine" slogan. Autocar reports that we can expect the yet-to-be-named sub-brand of EVs to feature a "new design language" that draws some styling cues from mainstream BMW models.
The Megacity will debut in 2013 with seating for five in a rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive package about the size of a Volkswagen Golf. Though it's the first vehicle to launch from the new sub-brand, others that follow are sure to be even more exciting as BMW rarely fails to deliver the ultimate driving experience.