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BMW Initiative to Help the Environment

BMW, the leading automobile brand in the market is going green with its new launch of hybrid vehicle BMW i8 which is scheduled to hit the roads of India in February. It is one of the most expected cars in India with a new and environmental friendly engine. The company is coming up with the hybrid model which is a combination of both electric motor and a petrol engine. Together with this combination, the car can deliver the unbelievable mileage of 40km/l. This is BMW’s first plug-in hybrid model which been designed and built by the company itself from scratch. It has been powered with 1.5 litre three cylinder engine along with a 131 PS electric motor which can help the vehicle to accelerate to 100km/hr in just 4.4 seconds.

What is a Hybrid vehicle?

In simple words, a hybrid vehicle can be described as the machine which uses more than one source of energy to move the vehicle. Practically, it indicates that the hybrid engine is composed of a combustion engine and a fuel tank with the presence of one or more electric motors. Hybrid vehicles are the machines which uses electric bits to reuse energy. Hence, different car-makers of the world have shown keen interest in building their upcoming cars with better eco-friendly engines to save the future.

How does a Hybrid vehicle help in saving environment?

Standard cars or vehicles tend to pollute the atmosphere with the emission of harmful gases, leading to global warming. More the presence of such vehicles on roads emitting dangerous gases can lead to adverse effect on the environment. To prevent global warming and help the future of earth, BMW has taken the initiative to launch hybrid vehicles to cut down the emission of green-house gases. Hybrid vehicles uses the electric power to reuse the power in the vehicles that generally goes to waste in standard cars thereby helping in saving the environment.

Glance on the performance of BMW i8

This upcoming car in india will come with a powerful 1.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor of capacity 7.1 kWh. The engine is further incorporated with a twin turbo engine with engine displacement of 1500 cc. It also has 3 cylinders and the ability to extract the maximum power of 231 Bhp at 5800 rpm in combination with torque output of 320 Nm at 3700 rpm. This machine is paired with 2 speed and 6 Speed Automatic with manual shifting mode. It has a fuel tank capacity of 42 litres and also has the ability to yield the mileage up to 40 km/l.

Benefits of owning a hybrid engine!

Owning a hybrid engine can account to various advantages namely – environment friendly, cost-effective in the long run, better performance and many more. Main advantage in owning a hybrid vehicle would be cutting down on the gas prices that could help the owner to save way much more than he would have even thought. Most of the hybrid vehicles will only use about half of the gas than a traditional combustion motor, helping in saving money.

The combustion motor in hybrid engines are designed to run less and when a combustion motor runs less, it saves on the maintenance of the vehicle such as oil changes, regular check-ups etc. It becomes a WIN-WIN situation for the buyer when it comes to buy a hybrid engine where he is helping the nature and surroundings as well as saving a lot in terms of money and gas.

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