“We want the BEV range to be more than the REx range, because we believe that this is an electric car first, born electric, and the REx is only there for when you need it. Let’s look at the Chevy Volt, that’s reversed, where the gasoline range is further than the electric range. Could we build that? Of course, we already do with the X5 xDrive40e, but that was not our intent.”
Jose Guerrero, BMW USA i Product Manager, strengthens the fully electric positioning of the i3. The next version of the BMW’s electric pioneer will be getting more range by 2016.
“We were very encouraged to see the Bolt – it means electrification is here to stay.”
Nissan U.S. product planning chief Michael Bunce welcomes GM’s competition, further expressing confidence that Nissan will eventually meet or exceed the new bar that has been set.
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