BMW unveils production i8 plug-in hybrid (94 MPG, coming to US in 2014)

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid

credit: BMW

I don't think that very many will ever be made, but as a new 'halo' car for the company, I think it's probably showing us lots of technologies and design cues that will trickle down to more accessible vehicles (and possibly be copied by other brands). That's more interesting. Kind of like how Tesla's Model S is great and will sell very well for a car in that price range, but what's really exciting is the next platform that will sell in the $30k range and be produced in much higher numbers.

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