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BMW ActiveE

BMW ActiveE, courtesy of BMW
BMW ActiveE, courtesy of BMW
BMW ActiveE, courtesy of BMW
BMW ActiveE x-ray diagram, courtesy of BMW
BMW ActiveE interior, courtesy of BMW
BMW ActiveE iPhone App, courtesy of BMW


The 4-seater ActiveE coupe is BMW's first vehicle in their EfficientDynamics lineup. It is an all electric BMW 1-series coupe powered by a 125kW electric motor (170hp) with 250Nm of torque. The ActiveE will go 0-60 in approximately 8.5 seconds and has a 100mi range with liquid-cooled LiIon battery pack by BMW and LiMotive. The batteries can be via a J1772 connector at up to 32A, 240V (6.6kW). Like the BMW MINI E, the ActiveE will have regen braking in accelerator pedal. BMW has announced this will be a limited field trial vehicle, for lease in select areas only, beginning in Fall 2011. BMW will lease 700 ActiveEs for 2 years at $499 per month with a $2,250 down payment.

BMW is no longer accepting applications for the BMW ActiveE field trial. BMW has not announced plans to bring the ActiveE to full scale production.

BMW ActiveE. Everyday Utility


Vehicle Type: 
Cars & Trucks
94 mi
No longer available
Top Speed: 
90 mph
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Tom Moloughney's picture

ActiveE plug/connector

The ActiveE will use the J1772 connector. The prototype they made used the ODU connector used by the MINI-E because when they made it there were no J1772 plugs available. The production vehicles will all use the J1772, I have confirmed it with BMW.
Colby's picture


Heard you got your ActiveE a few days ago, Tom. Enjoy!!

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