Amazing Electric Cars 2017 UK: The 5 Amazing  EVs on The Road Right Now: AUTOS

4 BMW i3

One of the most sophisticated cars on the market today, the BMW i3 gives you everything you’d want from an electric car in a small, compact package. It’s a rear-wheel drive like a traditional BMW, but that’s where the similarities end. Under the hood, you won’t find much, because the i3 is actually powered by a 168hp electric motor in the car’s boot. It is likely, following the unveiling of the new BMW i3 and i3s electric car that the price of the original model will drop so stay tuned for updates.

The car giant also has plans to launch an electric Mini in 2019 and recently announced it would be building the range at its Cowley plant in Oxford. Images of the Mini Electric Concept have released ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show and show it in silver and yellow with a closed radiator grille and Union Jack rear light array. The electric Mini is expected to be priced between the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3 and, by 2025, the BMW Group expects electrified vehicles to account for between 15-25% of its sales. An electric Mini will be the tenth electric BMW in its EV range.

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