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BMW i3 and i8 on display at Small Fleets Conference

BMW is showcasing its electric vehicle mobility range at next week's Small Fleets Conference.

The BMW i range is an all-encompassing, groundbreaking concept for sustainable mobility and will be on display at a unique event aimed at helping smaller fleets sharing best practice and reduce costs.

The display at the Small Fleets Conference on October 8 will highlight the new BMW i3  compact car and the high-performance BMW i8  coupé, giving businesses a glimpse into how BMW has adopted and developed this emerging technology that has the potential to significantly reduce running costs and personal taxation.

The BMW i3 has a spacious interior, and is available as a pure battery electric car, giving a range of up to  100 miles between charges, while its carbon fibre structure helps minimise weight and deliver an engaging driving experience.

The BMW i3  is also offered with a range extender option, using a small petrol engine to charge the battery after the plug-in range is depleted, doubling the available range between charging.

Customers can choose between the zero-emission pure battery version or the 13g/km range extender, both of which are eligible for the £5,000 plug-in car grant.

The striking two-door BMW i8  uses plug-in hybrid technology with a 131hp electric motor similar to that used in the BMW i3  alongside a twin-turbo three-cylinder petrol engine.  These two drive systems combine to accelerate the BMW i8 from 0 to 62mph in 4.4 seconds – with fuel consumption of 134.5 mpg, and CO2 emissions of 49 g/km.

Experts from BMW will be available to explain the features of the cars, as well as answer questions on the sales and ownership experience.

Fleet News and Driving Business are offering complimentary delegate invitations for fleet operators to attend the Small Fleet Conference taking place next month.

The Small Fleets Conference takes place on the 8th October at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire.

For programme details please go to: www.smallfleetsconference.co.uk, or contact nicola.baxter@bauermedia.co.uk.

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