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Published on May 31st, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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BMW Sends ActiveE EV Fleet To The Crusher

May 31st, 2014 by  


Some things really don’t seem to make sense. Why do perfectly good BMW electric cars have to be crushed? Of course, there are actual reasons for that, but it’s still one of those things…

If you have followed the BMW ActiveE pilot program much of late, you know that many of the “Electronauts” testing these electric cars really loved them. I’m sure they also felt a bit special, as only a small number of people were in the program. Furthermore, many of them really wanted to keep their cars, and I know that several (at least) prefer the ActiveE to the BMW i3. So, when one (or more?) Electronauts saw the crushed ActiveE electric cars (minus batteries) pictured below, they were none too happy. Even if this is the way it had to be, couldn’t they at least cover them up?

Chris discusses it a bit more and tries to help out with some words of wisdom:

BMW Sends ActiveE EV Fleet To The Crusher (via Gas 2.0)

As someone who has held onto a non-running, non-rare car for more than a decade in the hopes of one day “making it right”, I know a thing or two about emotional attachment to automobiles. While I understand a truck full of crushed BMW ActiveE electric…


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About the Author

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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