BMW Group has announced the BMW Concept ActiveE, an all-electric study vehicle developed to provide great driving experience with minimum environmental impacts. The world debut of the BMW Concept ActiveE will be held at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2010 in Detroit.

Based on the sporty 1 Series Coupe, the emissions-free concept represents another milestone in BMW's path for achieving CO2-free mobility. Just like in the electric vehicle test program for MINI E, the new BMW ActiveE will be delivered to interested customers which will have the opportunity to test it in real, everyday traffic. The ActiveE's distinctive exterior can be easily recognized from the production BMW 1 Series Coupe by the Liquid White metallic paint finished with Electric Blue graphic elements, rear end with completely closed apron and the aerodynamically optimized, two-tone 18-inch light alloys wrapped in special tyres with blue rings.

The smart packaged BMW 1 Series derivative offers four full-size seats and luggage capacity of 200 litres. Its power comes from a specially developed for the model and located in the rear axle, electrical motor, which is capable to produce 125 kW/170 hp and 250 Nm / 184 lb-ft of maximum torque. The acceleration from zero to 100 km/h lasts less than 9 seconds (0-60 mph in approx. 8.5 seconds).

The electric unit draws its energy from an exclusively developed for the project, advanced lithium-ion battery pack with own liquid cooling system and intelligent battery management system. Despite its output and capacity, the battery pack strikes with outstanding compactness. It enables a range of about 160 km / 100 miles on a single charge, depending on driving conditions.

When it comes to recharging, the high-performance battery control system allows recharging from a range of different power sources, which means that the vehicle is not dependent on a specific charging station and energy of varying power levels can be fed into the battery pack according to availability.

The BMW Concept ActiveE is further fitted with innovative comfort features like the special air conditioning system and the intelligent remote controlled heating system.

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