According to some unofficial sources, BMW is currently working on five car models that should be unveiled for the first time at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Among these vehicles, the i3 electric car will also be showcased.
For the moment, the German automaker did not reveal any details about its first mass-produced electric car to the public.
The specifications we know right now about BMW i3 are that it is equipped with a 112 kilowatt motor, a battery pack that is able to provide at least 100 miles of range per charge and will have a price of around $35,000.
Compared to most cars, the i3’s internal components and body will be produced entirely of lightweight composite materials, in order to make the car lighter. Instead of aluminum and steel panels, the new electric car will have carbon-fiber plastic and other tough-but-lightweight materials.