San Francisco car sharing service offers BMW’s ActiveE

The ActiveE has a 32 kWh battery pack located in the transmission tunnel and gas tank area, and a 125 kW (168 hp) electric motor that powers the rear wheels

 

San Francisco residents can now take one of BMW’s all-electric ActiveE 1-series sedans for a drive any time they like, thanks to Drive-Now, a BMW-sponsored car sharing service.

There are eight pickup and charging locations around the city, and one at the Oakland Airport. Picking up a car is a high-tech, automated process. Customers use an ID card and PIN to unlock a car, then simply drive off. Once you return the car, your account is automatically charged. There’s a $39 membership fee, and usage is charged by the minute, with a daily maximum of $90 that includes 180 miles and parking and charging at Drive-Now stations.

The ActiveE has a 32 kWh battery pack located in the transmission tunnel and gas tank area, and a 125 kW (168 hp) electric motor that powers the rear wheels. Maximum range is 94 miles.

 

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