7 Electric BMWs from the Past 40 Years, 1 From the Future (Hopefully Late 2013)

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BMW electric car

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Lately, BMW has been circulating photos and info on electric cars that it has made since 1972. It's not every day that you can see 40 years of electric car evolution, with all the ups and downs of vehicle design, so I thought it deserved a closer look.

Hopefully, this opening up of the EV archives means that BMW wants to position itself as a serious electric car manufacturer, and that they truly are serious about bringing their BMW i3 EV to market late next year.

Seeing all these electric cars is great in a way, but a bit discouraging too; it's a reminder of all the electric vehicles that never made it past the R&D lab and the promo photo shoot. To make a difference, these vehicles need to be sold and replace otherwise gas and diesel-powered models!

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