First BMW ActiveE example in the US gets delivered

When BMW introduced their first all-electric production car, the 1-Series based ActiveE, we learned that only 700 lucky customers will be able to get their hands on the anticipated BMW electric car.

And kicking off the ActiveE’s launch was the delivery of the first ActiveE ever in the US. A couple by the name of Tom and Meredith Moloughney were the first lucky customers to receive the keys to the first BMW ActiveE.

“Calling the Moloughneys Pioneers is very appropriate because they have shown the world that an electric vehicle can absolutely serve one’s daily driving needs without compromise,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO of BMW of North America. “We learned a lot from all of our experience with the MINI E and we are looking forward to learning more in these next two years with the BMW ActiveE as we prepare for the launch of the first BMW i models in 2013. We are pleased that Tom and Meredith have agreed to stay with us on this journey.”

The ActiveE is the only 100% all-electric BMW ever produced and is good for 170hp and 184 lb-ft of twist and 60 comes up in just under nine seconds. The ActiveE’s range is capable of up to 100 miles on a full charge.

ActiveEs are only available for lease in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, New York, Boston and Hartford for just $499 per month for 24 months. A $2,250 down payment is required.

– By: Chris Chin