Monthly Archives: August 2011
BMW is convinced the electric car revolution is coming and last month established the i sub-brand to structure its assault on the falling market.
The i3 is a compact all-electric urban runaround with a 100 mile range, and the i8, a 349bhp four-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid sports car capable of 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and fuel economy of 104mpg.
Both of cars featured in the ad are expected in 2013 and should be sufficient to enthrall anyone with even a passing interest in electric cars.
A word of advice: The next time you’re cruising the streets of Vilnius, Lithuania in your luxury ride and are suddenly beset by the urge for a cup of tea or pack of cigarettes, don’t just pull over and leave your vehicle illegally parked in a bike lane. Seriously. Mayor Arturas Zuokas aren’t amused by such antics.
While some people might be content to leave tickets on their windshields, the good mayor recently realized owners with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, and Rolls-Royce keys in their pocket not be dissuaded by such minor punitive action, so he decided a better parking enforcement tool might just be running over the car in a tank…. i wonder if his insurance will cover him?