Hybrid cars are undoubtedly an efficient step forward within the automobile industry. Its very likely that the future of the industry will involve smarter more efficient technology with the best of the best being forced to adapt. BMW have created their vision for the future with the i8 Spyder due to launch in 2014.
BMW i8 Spyder is an electric-gas hybrid, powered by a 96 kW/131 hp engine on the front, and a 164 kW/223 hp gasoline engine in the back. It goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5 seconds and consumes 3 liters per 100 km (62 miles) on average, with 30 kilometres (19 miles) of autonomy on electric power alone.
There are, as you’d imagine, some spurious luxury add-ons. Also included are a pair of electric scooters housed under a transparent tailgate, a camera-based proactive collision warning feature, and the interior can be pre-warmed on a cold morning so it’s all toasty and warm when you go to drive.
Not to mention the innovative new key-fob which has a high resolution screen that displays any information that you might want to know about the car. Battery charge and miles remaining mean you will never be stranded on the side of the road next to a very pretty, very expensive paperweight.