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BMW Reveals Pair of Electric Concept Cars in New York City

BMW 'Born Electric' World Tour stops in New York.

Published: 15-Nov-2012

NEW YORK: The BMW Group unveiled a sneak preview of two prototypes of 'BMW-i Born Electric', the next generation BMW i3 Concept and the BMW i8 Concept Roadster, here as part of a world tour organised by the company.

With its zero-emissions all-electric engine and a range of 80-100 miles, the BMW i3 Concept is designed mainly for city use. The company's global tour has only New York as the stop for the US. The worldwide tour includes Rome, Dusseldorf, Tokyo, London, Paris and Shanghai.

The BMW i3 and i8 will become the first purpose-built electric and hybrid-electric production vehicles to be made primarily from carbon fibre when they become available for customers in 2013 and 2014, respectively, said Peter Miles, executive vice president (operations) BMW Group North America, yesterday.

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