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BMW to Launch Megacity EV in 2013 and Mini E and ActiveE Fleets in China
In brief: BMW Group announced, as a precursor to the Auto China 2010 show, that the Megacity EV will launch in 2013. The automaker also announced limited fleet trials of Mini E electrics and ActiveE concepts in China.
The Megacity will be BMW's first full-electric vehicle for production and will likely debut in Europe and the U.S. first. It is a full concept vehicle using lightweight materials including CFRP (carbon fibre-reinforced plastic). Those fibers will be made in Moses Lake, Washington at a new plant as a joint venture with SGL Group.
Meanwhile, electric fleet-based vehicles already being tested around the world, such as the Mini E, will be in China starting next year along with the new ActiveE concept, already slated to hit Europe and North America next year as well.
And so ...
BMW seems very interested in going all-electric with several models in various configurations.
Photo credits: BMW
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