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BMW working on 5 series based EV

By SYF77 on 01 Feb 2011

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BMW is set to launch a hybrid version of its 5-Series sedan, the production version of the ActiveHybrid 5 concept (pictured above) later this year. However, BMW is about to go greener and is reported to be working on an all-electric model based on the same platform.

According to a report from the Beijing Youth Daily, BMW will team up with its Chinese partner, Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd (BCAH), to develop a new electric vehicle based on the 5-Series platform. BMW and BCAH are tied in a joint-venture which currently builds the 5-Series sedan as well as the long-wheelbase variant in Shenyang. The newspaper goes on to report that a concept version of the new electric vehicle will be unveiled later this year at one of the major auto shows in China.

In the US, the next stage of BMW’s electric vehicle program is scheduled to commence this summer, with residents in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, the Greater San Francisco , Connecticut and Boston all able to sign up to participate in trials for the 1-Series ActiveE electric car.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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