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BMW Concept ActiveE
BMW Concept ActiveE
BMW will unveil the production version -- limited production, to be precise -- of this vehicle on Monday. It's an all-electric version of the BMW 1-series that will be made available to specially selected drivers and fleet owners in 2011.

BMW's been down this road before, in a smaller way, with the Mini-e, an electric Mini Cooper that's currently in real-world testing. This time around, BMW is promising a less compromised vehicle. Unlike the Mini-e, which has only two seats and little cargo space, The ActiveE will have all the seating and cargo space of a regular, gas-powered 1-series.

The car will also have an integrated smartphone application allowing drivers to check the battery's charge level and even turn on heating and air conditioning remotely. That way, the car can be made more comfortable while it's plugged in rather than using valuable battery power while driving to cool the car.

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Last updated January 12 2010: 4:22 PM ET
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