2011 Geneva Motor Show

ActiveE 1 Series Coupe Revealed

Coming in ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, BMW has unveiled its first electric vehicle, the ActiveE. TheActiveE is a 1-Series coupe that's able to achieve 170-horsepower, 184 lb-ft of torque, and up to 100 miles on a single charge. BMW claims that these batteries can be fully charged in four to five hours through a standard wall outlet, that is, if you're home electrical system is equipped with a rapid charger.

What's more is that the battery size is smaller than the average ones we're used to, and the vehicle can still seat four adults. The ActiveE was unveiled sporting white paint, circuit board graphics along its sides, and an interesting bulged hood. This EV's powertrain is actually supposed to preview the futuristic Megacity concept that BMW will launch in 2013, so we can count this as a sneak preview. The ActiveE will go on sale in select markets and cities including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacrament, New York, Boston, and in Connecticut.

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