See The First-Ever Diesel-Powered BMW i3 – Video

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 13

BMW i3 Powered By Diesel

BMW i3 Powered By Diesel

This is claimed to be the first-ever diesel-powered BMW i3.

No…you can’t fill the i3’s tank with diesel, but you can charge it via a diesel generator and that’s precisely what’s being done here.

“Charging an BMW i3 from diesel power generator.”

In a way then it’s diesel-powered, right?

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13 responses to "See The First-Ever Diesel-Powered BMW i3 – Video"

  1. Kosh says:

    uh…. no more than my i3 would be “nuclear powered” since I’m 20 miles from Diablo Canyon…..

    1. Mikael says:

      Electricity is not a fuel, but an energy carrier. So, it wouldn’t be all that wrong to say that it’s uranium powered. 🙂

  2. This should improve the efficiency of the REx in the i3. Diesel is better suited to running at a single RPM tuned for peak efficiency.

    This may be a sign of things to come.

    1. Oh, I get it now. That is odd. Where were they that they didn’t have electricity from the grid?

  3. Andrei says:

    I do not like this type of editing

    1. Rob says:

      You obviously don’t read yahoo’s news pages. This is a daily occurrence there!

  4. GeorgeS says:

    Gag me with a Diesel spoon!

  5. ELROY says:

    Is that level one charging? If so, running that big generator can’t be that efficient in this case.

  6. Mart says:

    How many mpg does it get?

  7. Thomas J. Thias says:

    Diesel Generated Baseline Power is fading in remote areas as emerging utility generation modernise as Solar, Wind, Concentrated Solar Power, Geothermal and Tidal Power ramp up.

    Quite frankly, the above mentioned power generating formats use no expensive sunk gen fuel, are not subject to global market cost spikes and produce no operating polution.

    Since the generation fuel is FREE massive power prduction cost savings are realised!

    Hawaii intends to Dump the Diesel Generators, push to produce 65 percent of its electricity from renewable energy and slash electric bills by 20 percent, all within the next 16 years.


    Link Goes To, ‘Hawaii’s Largest Utility Announces Plan To Triple Rooftop Solar By 2030’-

    p.s.- My local Solar Filling Station!

    Link To My Local Solar Filling Station- Picture-

    Heh, to much time on your hands, Eric! lol


    Thomas J. Thias


  8. Rob says:

    I don’t know why electric car manufacturers haven’t offered an option of having a small onboard generator to charge the batteries when driving long distances.