Model Highlights

Brake Energy Recuperation
During the development of the BMW i3, particular emphasis was placed on brake energy recuperation to allow for optimum range in various driving situations. If the driver takes his foot off the accelerator pedal, the electric motor assumes the function of a generator and feeds the energy gained from the motion of the wheels back into the high-voltage battery. This system generates a braking torque, which leads to an effective deceleration of the vehicle and contributes to energy savings in preparation for multiple driving styles.