Background: The new MCV and the ceremony in the BMW plant in Leipzig,where because of the new E at BMW is grown. The resulting "work in the factory", 400 million € and expensive to bring 800 new jobs represented, so that in future, BMW's Center for e-mobility.
The new MCV (stands for "Mega City Vehicle") is the future. Because there is much to do to the series model, the compact four-seater in Leipzig was only with his body shell made of carbon in addition to the battery to see. 2013 BMW is third only electric vehicle according to the Mini E produces and ActiveE (from 2011) in Leipzig.
The weight of the vehicle about four feet short electric four-seater will be significantly reduced with the (still) extremely expensive material - a Bugatti Veyron is made of the same material, for one million euros net. The MCV is thus at the end of the development of approximately 1200 kg. Without the hybridization (as in the Toyota Prius ) and Range Extender (as in the Opel Ampera) generated power should be enough for first guesses for a maximum speed of just under 150 km / hr. And the range? Some 200 kilometers are hawked.