BMW i3 electric vehicle (EV) is setting to launch this year. Powered by innovative eDrive technology, the i3 generates zero emissions and incomparable driving exhilaration, but also provides a calm, virtually silent driving experience ranging from 130 km to160 km before requiring charging. And through its optional DC fast charging, the battery can be replenished to 80% charge within less than 30 minutes. The BMW i3’s electric engine generates an output of 170 hp at 250 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 8 seconds. The new i3 prices at about US$52,000 (RM161,000).