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A look back at BMW's 40-year history with electric cars

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BMW's new Project I cars are expected to go into production next year, but the company's history with electric vehicles dates back much further than many may realize. Wired has taken a look back at 40 years of electric-powered BMW cars, from the 1972 BMW 1602 — which could only go 20 miles on a single charge of its 772 pound battery — to the BMW Active E, an electric version of the 2010 1 Series coupe that was only available through leasing. To see other experimental cars, along with their many design flaws, head to the source link below.