Environmentally friendly green hybrid cars have been ruling the hybrid green car scene for quite a period when the first ones rolled off auto plants since about five years ago. If you are one who has been embracing the green car revolution, your choices just got better. Now you can add the BMW ActiveE, the all-electric car family sedan 4-seater version to your selection of electric cars this summer.
Not only do you bask the luxury of a branded car, you contribute to a green legacy for generations to enjoy. BMW will be making the ActiveE available for lease this summer, with actual delivery slated in September or October 2011, in at least 4 locations in California, namely Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Sacramento as well as in greater New York metro area, including parts of New Jersey, Connecticut and Boston.
What Goes Into the BMW ActiveE Package
Using an enhanced and powerful lithium-ion battery pack, the ActiveE is capable of covering range of about 100 miles or 160 kilometres. The batteries are both heated and cooled via circulating liquid to keep the pack temperature within tight parameters.
The BMW ActiveE comes with a 125 kilowatt 170 horsepower motor, producing a commendable 184 lbs-ft of torque. This enables the car to achieve 0 to 62 mile per hour below 9 seconds, a much better performance of compared to its peers like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf 2011 versions. Of course, you should never compare the ActiveE with the Tesla Roadster which reaches 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, as you would be comparing an electric family sedan with a electric speedster.
Pricing the BMW ActiveE Package
BMW pegged the lease price at 499 per month for 24 months with a $2,250 down payment. This may seem high at at onset, comparative to the Nissan Leaf, of $349 per month over 24 months with $2000 down. But the expectation is that the BMW ActiveE Pricing Package will include full comprehensive and collision auto insurance, full maintenance servicing as well as certain parts replacements.
USA – The New Hybrid Green Cars Territorial Emphasis for BMW
And while not every one will get to own this luxury brand all-electric green car, at least 700 new ActiveE car owners will be able to test out this model in the U.S.. this is a huge portion of a worldwide total of 1,100 BMW ActiveE models made, also to be imported Germany, the U.K., Japan, and China. This sheers number allocated to the U.S. market indicates the territorial emphasis for BMW fuel-efficient vehicles.
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