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      07-24-2014, 02:38 AM   #1
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Arrow BMW has made the X1 electric version

I just heard the news that BMW is actively pursuing electric car products in other markets, rather than the i3 and i8 we are now seeing in the US here. For example, according to the following article, BMW setup a dedicated brand in China to produce pure electric version of some BMW current cars, such as the X1 SUV:

Report: BMW Will Build R&D Center in China, Expanding Zinoro Brand

From BMW Zinoro's website, the electric X1 (they call it the 1E) is powered by a 168hp/184 lb-ft electric motor, and the battery pack can support the range up to 93 miles. This is much better and practical than some other electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf, from the range aspect.

I hope BMW can bring more interesting models such as the X1E to the US. From the photo shown in the article, I think it even has better build quality than the Tesla Model S; if it is priced right, it should has very good sales volume.

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Very interesting.

I know BMW is expanding its Active Hybrid model lineup for the Chinese market. You will see smaller gasoline engines mated to its electric hybrid motors.

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If you remember they did the active E for the 1 series before. I wish they didn't take them back I would have totally bought one

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Very interesting.

I know BMW is expanding its Active Hybrid model lineup for the Chinese market. You will see smaller gasoline engines mated to its electric hybrid motors.

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Yes this is apparent in the Vision Future Luxury Concept potential 9er car. It uses a Six Cylinder mated to its electric hybrid drivetrain in order to generate its power.
Such an option would be apparent alongside the potential 9er V12 super flagship. As part of its global feedback tour the Vision Future Luxury hits the US in August.
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I just heard the news that BMW is actively pursuing electric car products in other markets, rather than the i3 and i8 we are now seeing in the US here. For example, according to the following article, BMW setup a dedicated brand in China to produce pure electric version of some BMW current cars, such as the X1 SUV:

Report: BMW Will Build R&D Center in China, Expanding Zinoro Brand

From BMW Zinoro's website, the electric X1 (they call it the 1E) is powered by a 168hp/184 lb-ft electric motor, and the battery pack can support the range up to 93 miles. This is much better and practical than some other electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf, from the range aspect.


I hope BMW can bring more interesting models such as the X1E to the US. From the photo shown in the article, I think it even has better build quality than the Tesla Model S; if it is priced right, it should has very good sales volume.

The Zinoro 1E is known as a quick turnaround project to get something to the market very quickly. You cannot buy a 1E in China , you can only lease.
It's aimed at continuous awareness being directed towards sustainability, it is to provide customers the ample opportunity of using an electric vehicle which in China has become very easy due to the large amounts of Electric charging infrastructure being implemented at a rapid rate.
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