BMW i3 Video Interview: BMWBLOG interviews Fathi El-Dwaik, BMW i Head of Electrics

Videos | October 27th, 2013 by 6
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Only the BMW i8, which is yet to launch on public roadways, is more complex a machine than BMW’s i3. The all-electric i3 (available with …

Only the BMW i8, which is yet to launch on public roadways, is more complex a machine than BMW’s i3. The all-electric i3 (available with a gasoline range-extender) constitutes a true renaissance of the automobile. From its chassis to its interior, it alters what we can expect from a mass production car – and in a cation kind of way (yes, that was a feeble attempt at a positive pun).

Thing is, unless you’ve got an electrical engineering degree tucked under your arm (which we don’t), you’ll likely find the technology in the i3 a touch complex, or at least, unfamiliar (which we do). To dig a bit deeper into the engineering that makes the i3’s performance possible, we spoke with Fathi El-Dwaik, BMW i Head of Electrics, at the global launch of the BMW i3, held in Amsterdam.

Without further ado, here’s what we learned about the i3’s electric guts.

  • scott

    Really? Those were your questions? You missed a big opportunity to learn something new and interesting and you asked questions to which we already knew the answers.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Scott,

      Not everyone is well versed in the i3 model. There are other questions that we sent it and waiting for an answer. Those are more interesting and they speak directly to the hardcore EV fans.

  • patrik

    50K kilometers is far less than my expectation of “entire life” of the car…

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