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Next step towards emissions free mobility

The 2011 Geneva Motor Show will see the world debut of the BMW ActiveE. 

Based on the current BMW 1 Series Coupe, the BMW ActiveE is the second electric test vehicle to be created by the BMW Group. 

With four seats and a luggage compartment of 200 litres, the BMW ActiveE is the first electric vehicle from the BMW Group to combine the space and comfort of a traditionally powered BMW with a fully electric drivetrain. Intelligent packaging ensures that the driver and all three passengers have the same head, leg and shoulder room as they would in a standard BMW 1 Series Coupe. 

At the heart of the BMW ActiveE is a powerful electric synchronous motor which propels the car from zero to 60 mph in just nine seconds, delivering 168 hp and maximum torque of 250Nm, from a standing start. Its top speed is electronically limited to 90 mph.

Replacing the engine block, transmission and fuel tank are three large energy storage units containing lithium-ion cells, developed in conjunction with SB LiMotive.

A steel-plate battery housing with integrated liquid cooling system, to keep the batteries at optimum operating temperature helping to increase the range, protects these modules. 

These housings also help to ensure that the BMW ActiveE meets the same stringent safety standards as the BMW 1 Series Coupe, meeting and exceeding the levels legislated.

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