The Geneva Auto Show next month should bring some interesting reveals of electric vehicles (EV). The latest to join the list of attendees is BMW and their concept i4 EV.
Even though the i4 is still in a concept stage of production, we already know a lot about the EV that many are calling a rival to the Tesla Model 3.
Scheduled to be released in 2021, it will feature a 523 horsepower (390 kilowatts) electric motor(s). BMW claims it will have a similar amount of power to their V8 gas-powered engine.
The i4 will come with a 80kWh battery pack, that BMW suggests will be good for up to 600 km (373 miles) of range. It is not known how BMW came up with that range estimate, or if it is based on the often optimistic WLTP standard.
It will also feature a charging capacity of up to 150kW, meaning a 80% charge in about 35 minutes.
Staying true to the BMW brand, the i4 will reach 60mph in about 4 seconds, and will have a top speed of more than 200km/h (124mph).
The i4 will be built in Munich, Germany, just a 5 hour drive north of Brandenburg, the future site of Tesla’s next Gigafactory in Berlin.
The Geneva Auto Show will take place from March 5 to March 15, in, you guessed it, Geneva Switzerland.