BMW engineers "snow drift" the i3 MegaCity Vehicle

The second of BMW's first two electric "i" vehicles (the hatchy one, not the sporty one) was caught on video during cold-weather testing in Sweden, where it's sustaining usage cycles that could punch out an ice road trucker.


The BMW i3, and its aluminum chassis and carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell, gets power from BMW's 150hp electric drive system. That's juice enough for a top speed of 90 mph and a range BMW says will be approximately 124 miles on a charge. BMW has said it plans to sell 30,000 i3 models per year, starting in 2013. Reports indicate the company's planning a big reveal for the first two i's at the Frankfurt motor show this fall.

C'mon guys, where's the J-turn?

(Thanks Andrus!)

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