BMW i3: Electrifyingly yours
BMW i3 IN NUMBERS
50% - Lower CO2 emissions than an equivalent fossil-fuel-powered car. That’s assuming the electricity is from a green source.
2 - Bath mats – the size of the scrap left behind by the carbon fibre recycling process used to make each i3.
0.0007 - The thickness (mm) of each carbon fibre. It’s produced in a hydroelectric-powered plant in the US.
4 - The number of wind turbines that generate the electricity needed to produce the i3 at the plant in Leipzig, Germany.
70% - Reduction in water consumed to produce the i3.
50% - Reduction in energy consumed to produce the i3.
250Nm - Quite obviously the torque available from 1rpm.
150 - Top speed in kph.
100% - The amount of renewable resources in the i3’s interior. Dashboard from eucalyptus wood, leather tanned from olive leaves.
0 - The number of accessories in the i3 that are fossil-fuel-based. Even the ignition key consists of castor seeds.
168 - Horsepower produced by the engine.
7.9 - Seconds taken to touch 100kph.
i8 - The name of the 2014 i electric from BMW. This one is a sportscar.