This BMW i3 Pick-Up Truck could actually be pretty cool

BMW i | April 1st, 2016 by 2
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Exceptional vehicle concepts are not new to BMW. A few years ago, BMW surprised us all with the launch of a BMW M3 pick-up truck …

Exceptional vehicle concepts are not new to BMW. A few years ago, BMW surprised us all with the launch of a BMW M3 pick-up truck based on the BMW M3 E93 Convertible. Ultimately BMW unveiled the car on April 1st, so everyone believed it was an April Fool’s gift. But it turned out, the car was real. The exclusive M3 today serves as a transporter for the M company, even though not on a daily use.

Meet the BMW i3 Pick-Up Truck.

Once again BMW chooses a special date to present the all-electric BMW i3 truck, which not only comes with an open space, but also with a more powerful battery. As rumored previous, the new battery will see an increase of capacity to 32.9 kWh (previously 22). The changes will push the BMW i3’s range to over 124 miles on the European testing cycle (230 km).

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The new BMW i3 Pick-Up will not only be an eye-catcher, but also a sustainable supplier-car between different production locations of the BMW Group in Germany.

Thanks to its new range, the car can also manage larger distances. Like the one between the BMW Headquarter in Munich and the BMW i plant in Leipzig. The two cities are connected by the A9 Autobahn. Over the 420 kilometers stretch, BMW and partner E.ON installed a Fast Charging Network last Fall. Therefore, the i3 can complete the race between the cities with just one or two stops, and each of them will take only 30 minutes.

The BMW pick-up will remain an exclusive one-off project, according to a spokesperson at BMW. The company sees this special i3 as an extraordinary ambassador on the street showing electromobility in a new way and untypical everyday scenarios.

[Source: bmwmotorshowblog]

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