Today BMW announced that BMW i will offer a new model range of its compact electric car, the BMW i3 and from the 2017 design year will be offering a new version with more than 50 % increased battery capacity. The 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah) has a capability of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) thanks to the greater energy density of the lithium ion cells. The BMW i group worked to make sure that the battery measurements stay unchanged while still providing a considerable variety boost. Even in daily conditions 2, the brand-new Battery Electric BMW i3, in varying weather and with the cooling or heating turned on, a variety of up to 114 miles combined1 (hwy/city) is possible as revealed by independent BMW testing cycles3. The driving performance figures of the 170 hp Air Conditioning concurrent electrical motor stay practically unchanged. The motor propels the BMW i3 from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just over 7 seconds. This makes the BMW i3 both the sportiest and most effective electrical vehicle in its section with an expected EPA electricity usage of 27 kWh/100mi. In addition to the Battery Electric BMW i3, the Variety Extender design will also feature the 94 Ah battery. When equipped with the Range Extender, if the driver needs added variety, the 2-cylinder gas engine is turned on when the battery is depleted to 6.5 % state of charge and keeps the charge level of the battery constant while driving and supplies an additional range thanks to a 25 % larger fuel tank (2.4 gallons). With the intro of the BMW i3 (94 Ah), BMW i now likewise offers a brand-new BMW House Charger Connect, a property charging station designed for comfortable and fast house charging featuring added linked functions. Prices for the 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah) will be released closer to market launch.
Greater storage density of the battery cells.
The BMW i3 (94 Ah) sets a new standard in its sector with 94 ampere hours (Ah) cell capability, 33 kWh total battery energy, and an electrical range of approximately 114 miles combined1 (hwy/city) on one full battery charge. Consuming only 27 kWh/100mi the BMW i3 is the most efficient vehicle in its sector with the least expensive electricity usage expenses of roughly 2.81 USD/100mi4.