BMW Asia announced Performance Motors Ltd (PML) as the sole authorised dealership in Singapore for BMW i -- the latest BMW sub-brand for its electric cars. Two BMW i cars have been confirmed for production, the fully electric BMW i3 megacity vehicle and the plug-in hybrid BMW i8 sports car. With this appointment, PML will be equipped with specialist technical abilities that will enable them to carry out repairs to BMW i vehicles' high voltage batteries, BMW said in a statement. A wider service network is also planned to offer extended coverage for the general service, maintenance and repair of the vehicles.
- Unlike conventional electric cars that are usually modified from existing on-road models to simply include an electric car battery, BMW i vehicles are purpose-built electric cars drawn from scratch.
- Designed with a unique LifeDrive architecture, the main body (Life Module) of the BMW i cars is made of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic that is not only extremely light but tougher than steel.This is the same material that is widely used on Formula One racing cars and fighter jets. (Bernama)