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April 19, 2011

Putting the EV in BMW

BMW is officially joining the electric-vehicle party with the debut of the ActiveE, which will be available for lease later this year at a limited number of U.S. cities. BMW could potentially fill a void left by Tesla, which is pretty expensive, and Nissan and GM, which are pretty much targeted for commuters.

BMW has also jumped into the app craze. BMW's EVolve will calculate whether the EV makes sense for you. Autobloggreen give this quick tutorial in the video. (There should be a similar app for bicyclists if there isn't one already, don't you think?) You can expect the number of apps for EV drivers to proliferate as the number of EVs on the road creeps up. Last month, we pointed you to PlugShare's free app that acts as a social network for EV drivers.

Want to learn more about electric cars? Visit our handy factsheet.

-- Brian Foley

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