Imitation is the highest form of flattery. So say what you will about the Chevy Volt, more than one company looking to copy GM’s design, including BMW. BMW may be considering a range-extender for their small EV, the MegaCity.
I rather like BMW’s approach, offering the range extender as an option. Some people might not actually need the extra engine, so they can save their money. On the other hand, some people might just feel more comfortable with the option to put gas in their EV. As a BMW, it isn’t going to be cheap either way so would you opt for the range extender, or save your money for something else (pretzels?)
Source: BMW Blog
Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMI’s. You can follow his slow descent into madness at Sublime Burnout.