The company BMW prepares upgrade of electric i3, the goal is it to increase its range. Bayern want to overtake the Nissan Leaf, which is currently the best-selling electric car on the planet. Currently BMW i3 able to travel on a single charge about 130 km ,. while the mileage of the Leaf is about 170 kilometers (information on manufacturers). The aim of the Germans was their machine can overcome the distance of 190 kilometers. To achieve this, the BMW develop new lithium-ion batteries to be fully ready in 2017. Besides these i3 will receive a full package of enhancements that have so far kept secret.
If they can achieve their goal, the BMW cars will surpass the achievement of Nissan and will catch up with Kia, whose electric Soul has a similar mileage. Far ahead remains new Chevrolet Bolt EV, shown in Detroit Motor Show this month. Reported by the manufacturer this electric vehicle can travel 322 kilometers. a single charge.
It is expected that the US market electric Bolt cost under 30,000 dollars, while now BMW i3 is offered for 43,350 dollars.