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And it runs on batteries II

A previous tribute to a red BMW i3 noted that it runs on batteries. Very cool, and very rare.

But in a single morning, this silver BMW i3 and a silver Honda Civic plug-in hybrid were spotted at the same charging station inside a parking garage at George Mason University.

Silver BMW i3 electric car at charging station.
Silver BMW i3 electric car at charging station.

 

Silver Honda Civic plug-in hybrid at charging station.
Silver Honda Civic plug-in hybrid at charging station.

Fun fact: if the US instantly retired all conventional automobiles and started using electric and hybrid vehicles exclusively, it would instantly end US demand for foreign oil. This would not only be good for the environment, but also fundamentally change global geopolitics.

This would also put pressure on Tesla to market more affordable vehicles. Tesla would be pleased.

And it runs on batteries

Would you be willing to buy a BMW that gets up to 81 miles on a single charge, has a 170 horsepower motor, and costs a mere $41,350, not including the inevitable options?

And it runs on batteries
BMW i3, an all-electric BMW that has 0 CO2 emissions, 0-100 kph in 7.2 seconds, and all the space and comfort you’ve come to expect in a car that is not very large at all.

The all-electric design pretty much dictates that you have a garage for charging, and you probably wouldn’t want this if you lived in the rural portions of the Western United States.

But those are just the drawbacks. On the bright side, it spews out zero toxins, is sized for practicality, and you can get two of them for the price of a Tesla.