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BMW iSUv??

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by P85_DA, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. tga

    tga Active Member

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    Let me summarize the responses:

    • "I'll believe it when I see it. This is all lip service for some grand Illuminati plan"
    • "No other automakers want to build electric cars. They are all in cahoots with each other and Big Oil in a giant, secret conspiracy."
    • "No one else can get batteries."
    • "No one else has Tesla's supply of magic pixie dust."
    • Etc, etc, etc. :rolleyes:
    Never mind that this plays exactly into the Secret Master Plan.
     
  2. gregincal

    gregincal Active Member

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    It will be interesting to see what they come up with. Think what you like about the i3 (and I don't think much of it), BMW is at least doing pure ground up EV design unlike pretty much every other major manufacturer. If this really is an i brand car it hopefully won't be an EV mashup of an ICE SUV.
     
  3. Bangor Bob

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    The i-vehicles are carbon-fiber intensive. Even if they deliberately (or unintentionally) gimp it in some way, the end result is that a second BMW plant will have a carbon fiber body line. That can only be good for the X1/3/5/whatever models, they can all stand to go on a serious diet.

    I wish them every success.
     

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