The 4-seater ActiveE coupe is BMW’s next vehicle in their EfficientDynamics lineup. It is an all electric BMW 1-series coupe powered by a 125kW electric motor (170hp) with 250Nm of torque. The ActiveE will go 0-60 in approximately 8.5 seconds and has a 100mi range with liquid-cooled LiIon battery pack by BMW and LiMotive.
The batteries can be via a J1772 connector at up to 32A, 240V (6.6kW). Like the BMW MINI E, the ActiveE will have regen braking in accelerator pedal. BMW has announced this will be a limited field trial vehicle, for lease in select areas only, beginning in Fall 2011. BMW will lease 700 ActiveEs for 2 years at $499 per month with a $2,250 down payment.
BMW is now accepting applications for the BMW ActiveE field trial.
BMW ActiveE. Everyday Utility