The i3 is BMW’s answer to the hybrid world. It is the all electric answer from Germany for sustainable cars. But seeing these cars in person, might be harder than finding a public accessible plug in spot!
i3 carbon body and carbon footprint
The i3 uses carbon fiber strengthened plastic in the body panels and the use of electricity and their lithium ion battery should lower the carbon footprint of the car that goes 0-60 in seven seconds. Electric cars are known for their instant on thrust/torque.
Recently while on assignment in San Diego, we spotted TWO i3’s – also on assignment. They were running around the harbor of San Diego Bay, presumably involved in a commercial spot. These cars are still pretty rare and mainly hitting the car shows try to prime the pump. My guess is the video may even end up on the cutting room floor, if that is where they discard digital footage these days.
While you are looking at these shots, take a look at the tricked out photo car – Porsche. the flat black paint helps to reduce reflections in the car model and the long extended boom allows for a variety of action shots.