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      08-30-2018, 12:46 PM   #1
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The full-electric BMW iX3 prototype has been spotted! First previewed as the iX3 Concept at the Auto China auto show, the production iX3 definitely sticks closely to the concept design, especially the most distinctive part of the design - the one-piece grille. The lower intakes also stay close to the concept's.

The iX3 concept was presented with a 70+ kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor outputting more than 266 HP. Range should be more than 249 miles on a single charge. We expect similar specs for the production iX3.

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What is the swirled paint for? Is that so cameras etc cannot get any details on the body?
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What is the swirled paint for? Is that so cameras etc cannot get any details on the body?
I'm pretty sure its an optical illusion so its harder to notice the creases and bodylines. Rather than putting on thick coverings over the car, the camo swirl does the same job of hiding details while being thin and light.
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What is the swirled paint for? Is that so cameras etc cannot get any details on the body?
Yes. It's harder to see lines and details.
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Scooch over Tesla... so glad this doesn't look like either of the other i cars.
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They figured it out!

Cars don€™t have to look like space ships or like they are from Tron to be electric.
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Looks like it has some skinnier tires
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Scooch over Tesla...
BMW better hurry up because they are way behind Tesla.
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It looks like it's going to be exactly like the concept
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Looks like it has some skinnier tires
They look normal to me.
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BMW better hurry up because they are way behind Tesla.
? You mean way ahead? Tesla needs to improve a lot of things
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Looks a lot like the concept but hoping that since the Kidney Grille(s) are still camouflaged that the jury is still out on the Grille design.


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Scooch over Tesla...
BMW better hurry up because they are way behind Tesla.
? You mean way ahead? Tesla needs to improve a lot of things
They are not way ahead of Tesla. And Tesla has more of a battery supply then any other car manufacturer.

Tesla has BMW and the rest of the industry BEAT because of their worldwide Supercharger network.

AND LASTLY... Model 3 is out selling all competitors combined.
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Anybody spot where the charging port door is?
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They are not way ahead of Tesla. And Tesla has more of a battery supply then any other car manufacturer.

Tesla has BMW and the rest of the industry BEAT because of their worldwide Supercharger network.

AND LASTLY... Model 3 is out selling all competitors combined.
Most EV owners (70% last I read) don't really care about the charging network.

The "Charging Infrastructure" is way overrated. Most EV owners (70%) never use public chargers it at all. I'm on my third EV (Volt, Tesla, i8) and I've NEVER used one. Most EV owners, like myself, simply plug in their cars when they get home and just let them charge overnight. That's why range is so important to EV owners. If you can make your daily average, with a comfortable buffer, then you are good to go! 200+ is pretty generous I think! I'm never going to take a pure EV on a road trip unless its just for the "challenge" of it. I couldn't care less about the charging infrastructure...

Tesla has them beat simply because Tesla has been selling cars...a lot of them..for more than a couple of years.
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They are not way ahead of Tesla. And Tesla has more of a battery supply then any other car manufacturer.

Tesla has BMW and the rest of the industry BEAT because of their worldwide Supercharger network.

AND LASTLY... Model 3 is out selling all competitors combined.
Most EV owners (70% last I read) don't really care about the charging network.

The "Charging Infrastructure" is way overrated. Most EV owners (70%) never use public chargers it at all. I'm on my third EV (Volt, Tesla, i8) and I've NEVER used one. Most EV owners, like myself, simply plug in their cars when they get home and just let them charge overnight. That's why range is so important to EV owners. If you can make your daily average, with acomfortable buffer, then you are good to go! 200+ is pretty generous I think! I'm never going to take a pure EV on a road trip unless its just for the "challenge" of it. I couldn't care less about the charging infrastructure...

Tesla has them beat simply because Tesla has been selling cars...a lot of them..for more than a couple of years.
Link to your data.

I disagree... If you want to take a trip, having to charge is a given.
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Anybody spot where the charging port door is?
Right rear quarter panel.

Same as the gas door on it's ICE counterpart.
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what is taped to the windshield ... are they trying to defeat some sort of on board camera? it looks like how one would tape over the camera on a laptop screen..
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They are not way ahead of Tesla. And Tesla has more of a battery supply then any other car manufacturer.

Tesla has BMW and the rest of the industry BEAT because of their worldwide Supercharger network.

AND LASTLY... Model 3 is out selling all competitors combined.

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Most EV owners (70% last I read) don't really care about the charging network.

The "Charging Infrastructure" is way overrated. Most EV owners (70%) never use public chargers it at all. I'm on my third EV (Volt, Tesla, i8) and I've NEVER used one. Most EV owners, like myself, simply plug in their cars when they get home and just let them charge overnight. That's why range is so important to EV owners. If you can make your daily average, with a comfortable buffer, then you are good to go! 200+ is pretty generous I think! I'm never going to take a pure EV on a road trip unless its just for the "challenge" of it. I couldn't care less about the charging infrastructure...

Tesla has them beat simply because Tesla has been selling cars...a lot of them..for more than a couple of years.
Actually.. tesla just reached 200,000 this past year correct? BMW has indicated that they have 250,000 electrified vehicles on the road.....

either way... if Tesla is " leading. " they certainly do hot appear to have an insurmountable lead ...
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Link to your data.

I disagree... If you want to take a trip, having to charge is a given.
Not if you have other cars (one or more being ICE powered). I'm simply not going to take my EV on a long trip cause I don't want to stop every 200 miles...

American families average 2+ cars per household. Only one of those might have to be an EV. Keep at least one ICE for long trips...

The stats I saw were %users who used public chargers. It was further delineated by brand. Overall, less than 30% of owners used public stations. I think the Leaf had the most. It was a year or so ago. I'll see if I can find it...
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Most EV owners (70% last I read) don't really care about the charging network.

The "Charging Infrastructure" is way overrated. Most EV owners (70%) never use public chargers it at all. I'm on my third EV (Volt, Tesla, i8) and I've NEVER used one. Most EV owners, like myself, simply plug in their cars when they get home and just let them charge overnight. That's why range is so important to EV owners. If you can make your daily average, with a comfortable buffer, then you are good to go! 200+ is pretty generous I think! I'm never going to take a pure EV on a road trip unless its just for the "challenge" of it. I couldn't care less about the charging infrastructure...

Tesla has them beat simply because Tesla has been selling cars...a lot of them..for more than a couple of years.
tesla just reached 200,000 this past year correct? if they are leading.. that's certainly not an insurmountable lead for a major manufacturer.
Tesla is killing it.

Tesla has built almost 70,000 Model 3's as of this month.

Model 3 is outselling all major competition combined.
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Looks like it has a lot of open grille area for an EV.
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