Electric cars are usually not SUVs - these types of cars need a lot of power and a huge amount of resources to drive. However, BMW decided to experiment in this direction. She created a car BMW X5 eDrive, albeit not completely electric, but hybrid.
BMW is no stranger to the electric vehicle market. Back in 2011, they unveiled the glamorous BMW i3 and BMW i8 electric cars. And now it's time to make the BMW X5 crossover as such.
However, the BMW X5 eDrive is not an electric car in the full sense of the word. We are talking about a hybrid car that combines two types of engines. On electric, it can accelerate to a speed of 120 kilometers per hour and travel up to 30 kilometers on a single battery charge.
This is quite enough to move around the city - from home to work or to the store and vice versa. And the traditional combustion engine is responsible for long-distance travel and acceleration to more impressive speeds in the BMW X5 eDrive.
The driver of the BMW X5 eDrive will have access to three electric motor modes: Intelligent Hybrid, Fully Electric and Combustion Engine-dominated. In this case, the car will be equipped with a system of prompts that allows the driver to select the desired mode, depending on the selected route according to the GPS-navigator.
Tests have shown that the hybrid vehicle BMW X5 eDrive uses an average of 3.8 liters per hundred kilometers. This indicator is achieved not only through the use of an electric motor when driving, but, first of all, during acceleration - the most costly stage when driving a car.