BMW has recently announced it’s plan for electric vehicles and further more they will be bringing forward a special edition of their latest 5 Series sedan.
This 5 Series will be set apart from the rest of the BMW 5 Series range in being electric.
The car is named Echo and is the result of a partnership between BMW and Tongji University. Tongji University is one of the leading universities directly under the State Ministry of Education in China, has a tradition spanning over a hundred years and it is renown for its, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, School of Civil Engineering , Mechanical School, School of Environmental Science and Engineering.
The precise stats on this car are, as to be expected kept secret but we do have a couple of little snippets about it, it will be able to travel 62 miles on an all electric range and it is promoted as being a car made in Chine, by China and for China.
That being said though there are no plans for BMW to put this concept car into production. The Echo 5 Series BMW is a direct result of BMW’s engineering and of the immense investments made by the Chinese government that total up to over a billion dollars. This amount is invested by the Chinese as the logistics of importing crude oil and the pollution issues this will bring up when China has vast resources of coal that could be transformed in cheap electricity.