The BMW i3 will share batteries with the boats

In a short time, lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, the BMW i3 will be installed on boats with electric. The agreement was reached between the Bavarian automaker and the German company Torqeedo, specializing in power plants for eco-friendly boats.

The battery of the BMW i3 will be part of the propulsion of the series to Deep Blue, which includes as a stationary boat motors, and mounted the engines. Torqeedo offers units with a capacity of 44 and 89 horsepower. Stock of lithium-ion batteries of the BMW with a capacity of 30.5 kWh is enough to go at a speed of four knots (9 km/h) for about five hours. At a constant peak load, the battery runs out in half an hour.

Wonder what the cost of the Bavarian batteries above the motor: for a set of batteries the company Torqeedo is asking 31 $ 999, and the engine is from the line of Deep Blue will cost 23 $ 999.

Recall that in early September, at the Frankfurt motor show will debut an updated version of the electric car BMW i3. According to unofficial data, the top version of the model called i3S will complement the upgraded battery, thanks
which the reserve will exceed 300 kilometers. Power plant capacity will increase to 200 horsepower. To 100 km/h the car will accelerate for seven seconds.

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