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BMW Crushes the PreProduction EV Auto's much like GM did to the EV1's


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G. David Felt

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BMW's launch of the i3 and i8 meant the end of life for most of the BMW pre-production EV's that were launched in 2010. One car sharing service got 70 but the bulk of the auto's were crushed since they were tagged as pre-production and not certified for resale. Strange how we do not hear people crying out about the BMW's auto's but then maybe since BMW had their production versions ready to move these people to unlike GM with the EV1's it is getting little attention. I am sure there are still a few Teary Eyed leasers who had to return their ride but can now at least buy a more luxury golf cart version.

We need to get BMW to loan one to Cheers and Gears so we can do a proper evaluation of these auto's.

Per the story posted here:

http://transportevolved.com/2014/05/23/history-repeats-bmw-openly-crushes-active-e-electric-car/

Original photo posted on Facebook in the Chevy VOLT forum:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203843828880189&set=gm.797427043603256&type=1&theater

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