BMW has released a video of the i3 Concept Coupé, which made its debut in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. In it are further details about the performance and range of the small electric car that will go on sale in late 2013.
The BMW i3 Concept Coupé can cover 160 kilometres on a full charge and recharge to 80% in less than 30 minutes (100% in six hours). With a 125 kW electric motor and a light weight of 1,250 kg (vs. 1,535 kg for the Nissan LEAF), it sprints from 0-60 km/h in four seconds.
The clean interior is accented with premium wood and leather, while the large side windows offer exceptional visibility from all seating positions. The controls are mounted on the steering wheel, and a unique display shows the driver the location of nearby charging stations.
The new Cadillac ELR may be all of the above, however, even after returning the car to its rightful owners, I'm still scratching my head. I'm wondering what the ELR's true reason for being is. I keep asking myself the question that's been on many experts' lips since the ELR launched: Why?