brand-new battery to boost BMW i3 range
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BMW’s i3 will be capable of travelling up to 124 miles on 1 charge thanks to a brand-new lithium ion battery pack
BMW can be set to extend the range of its electric-powered i3 with the introduction of what sources close to the German car maker describe as an “optimised driveline” which draws on battery efficiency gains developed since its launch in 2013.
The i3 will receive a brand-new lithium ion battery with the same 22kWh (18.7kWh usable) capacity as which used today nevertheless a higher power density for a longer range.
The move can be claimed to extend its range to well over 124 miles in real-world use, compared with just under 100 miles currently.
The i3 will also get an upgraded electronics package which features brand-new software mapping for the battery cooling system in addition to also also the electric motor.
The revised battery pack will be fitted to not only the all-electric i3 nevertheless also the i3 Range Extender, which uses a modest two-cylinder petrol engine to produce electricity on the run.
The brand-new battery will also be available as a retro-fit option for existing i3s.
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