BMW ActiveE (side)

The BMW ActiveE is being billed by the company as a no-compromise electric vehicle. A zero tailpipe emissions vehicle theoretically means zero guilt, and yet you still get the same luxury interior and somewhat similar driving experience for which the BMW brand is known.
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BMW ActiveE (rear)

Performance-wise, the ActiveE can accelerate from 0-60 in under 9 seconds, which is on par with the Nissan Leaf, maybe even slower. Nissan doesn't provide 0-60 stats for its vehicles, but independent testing by Green Car Advisor clocks the Leaf's 0-60 at 7 seconds.
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BMW ActiveE (internal)

The car is based on the 1-Series, but under the hood of the ActiveE is a 32-kWh electric motor that delivers 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A 7-kW on-board charger provide fast 240-volt charging of the battery with active thermal management that should consistently provide an estimated 100-mile range regardless of weather. Performance-wise, the ActiveE can accelerate from 0-60 in under 9 seconds, which is on par with the Nissan Leaf, maybe even slower. Nissan doesn't provide 0-60 stats for its vehicles, but independent testing by Green Car Advisor clocks the Leaf's 0-60 at 7 seconds.
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BMW ActiveE (front)

The BMW ActiveE concept was revealed at the Detroit auto show last year. New on the ActiveE production vehicle is a hood bulge to accommodate the 32 kWh battery, toned-down (but standard) graphics, and slight interior changes.
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BMW ActiveE (interior)

The production ActiveE received new Dakota Pearl Gray leather with blue contrast stitching.
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BMW ActiveE app

BMW will build upon the My BMW Remote app to let customers control electric charging.
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