In the automotive world, Norway is considered one of the premiere places for eco-friendly cars. Their laws and tax credits, turn Norway into safe heaven for cars like the BMW i8 or the i3. Norway is also one of the most energy independent countries in the world utilizing their vast hydro energy potential to fuel their motoring and move people around in an efficient, environment friendly way.

Particularly popular in the northern parts of Europe is the BMW i8 – a perfect blend of eco with high-performance.

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The BMW i8 utilizes a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system.

The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).

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