BMW has delivered its ActiveE electric vehicle to its first customers in the United States. BMW has made a concerted effort to enter into the EV segment and the ActiveE is their first attempt, excluding the MINI E what was released in 2009.
Coincidentally, the first Americans to take delivery on the MINI E are also the first Americans to take delivery on the BMW ActiveE. Tom and Meredith Moloughney are 1 of 700 customers that are beginning a two-year lease on the ActiveE.
The ActiveE is 100 percent electric and still provides the performance and efficiency customers look for in a BMW vehicle. The ActiveE produces 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque and earns up to 100 miles of driving with a full-charged lithium-ion battery.
The BMW ActiveE is available for lease in the U.S. markets of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, New York, Boston, and Hartford.