The most energy efficient car sold in the United States for the third consecutive year represents ‘something of a revolution’ for the whole auto industry. The 2016 BMW i3 hatchback has advanced technology in spades, a body structure made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and a fully electric powertrain that can be ordered with an optional two-cylinder range-extending gasoline engine, reports auto info Web site, The Car Connection. Meant to provide quiet, all-electric transport for those living in congested urban centers, the BMW i3 is absolutely the most calming, soothing vehicle we’ve driven in truly chaotic rush-hour traffic.


The BMW i3 can be had with an optional gasoline engine that acts as an electric generator to increase the total range.

Electric BMW has ‘calming effect’ in rush-hour chaos: