Friday, May 6, 2016

2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah) Coming With More Battery Capacity

The new 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah) is a new model of the i3 compact electric car, that has more than a 50% increase in battery capacity to 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) due to the higher energy density of the lithium ion cells which is expected to deliver up to 114 miles combined city/highway driving range under everyday conditions and an expected EPA electricity consumption of 27 kWh/100mi.. The driving performance figures of the 170 hp AC synchronous electric motor remain virtually unchanged with a 0 to 60 mph time of just over 7 seconds. When equipped with the Range Extender, if the driver requires additional range, the 2-cylinder gasoline engine is switched on once the battery is depleted to 6.5 percent state of charge and keeps the charge level of the battery constant while driving and provides an additional range with a 25 percent larger fuel tank (2.4 gallons). With the introduction of the BMW i3 (94 Ah), BMW i now also offers a new BMW Home Charger Connect, a residential charging station designed for comfortable and fast home charging featuring additional connected functions. Pricing for the 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah) will be released closer to market launch.