BMW Group Commitment to Electric Vehicle Development Unwavering

Written By:
Photography by: BMW Group USA
MINI E Electric Mobility
MINI E Electric Mobility Source BMW Group USA
Image Gallery
BMW Concept ActiveE MINI E Electric Mobility

 

Published reports create inaccurate impression of size of upcoming BMW ActiveE field trial fleet

 

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 8, 2010… Recent published reports have incorrectly stated that the size of the fleet of BMW ActiveEs that will be deployed during the BMW Group’s second-phase field trial in the US will be limited to 200 vehicles.  While the exact size of the fleet has yet to be confirmed, it will be at least as large as the MINI E fleet which is currently in operation.  There are 450 MINI Es on the road in the US right now.  They are being driven by a dedicated group of individuals and select fleet users.

 

“I would hate for anyone to get the impression that we are backing away from our commitment to EV development or the Megacity Vehicle project.  Let me reassure you that nothing could be further from the truth,” said Rich Steinberg, Manager – Electric Vehicle Operations and Strategy. “With one of the largest fleet of electric vehicles in operation today, we are learning a great deal.  Those lessons have already been applied in our development work.  One example is the liquid heating and cooling capability for the batteries in the upcoming BMW ActiveE.  This will help to optimize operating range in conditions of extreme hot and cold climates. Others include the four-seat capacity of the BMW ActiveE and it seven cubic-feet of trunk space. More than anything we have been impressed with the dedication and enthusiasm that MINI E drivers have brought to this project.”

 

In preparation for the upcoming BMW ActiveE field trial, which will begin in 2011, the BMW Group announced at the North American International Auto Show in January that it will offer one-year lease extensions to current MINI E lessees.

 

The MINI E will be prominently featured at the New York International Auto Show from April 2 – 11. Information about the BMW Concept ActiveE can be found at www.bmwusanews.com

Comments

MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar 2013
MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar 2013

Success in motor sport can be measured not only in titles and trophies, but also in an extra spike in driving fun out on the road. At least that’s the message from the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner 2013...

The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman
The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman

The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman combines mouthwatering sporting flair and inimitable style to usher in a new dimension in driving fun...

MINI shows snowboarders how it’s done with the perfect backflip
MINI shows snowboarders how it’s done with the perfect backflip

A MINI can do more. It can win the Dakar Rally twice in a row. It can conquer more than 100 markets worldwide. But what about defying the laws of gravity and showing snowboarders how to nail the perfect backflip? ...

EuroCar News on youTube Follow eurocarnews on Twitter