These days, all automakers are offering models equipped with electric motors as part of a gradual process, and this is what we see in today’s episode of Special Coverage program. Today’s episode star will be the 2020 BMW X5 45e Plug-in hybrid, which is test-driven on the roads of Munich, Germany.
Our website founder Mousub Shashaa noted at the beginning of today’s episode that he had previously test-driven the all-new 2019 BMW X5, which represents a new generation of BMW’s first SUV. The Test-drive had taken place in the United States of America where all BMW X cars are produced. But today we will introduce a Plug-in Hybrid version of BMW X5.
Before we talk about the specifications of the 2020 BMW X5 45e Plug-in hybrid, this is how electric cars evolved:
A hybrid version based on a gasoline engine and an electric battery with a kinetic energy recovery system, like Toyota Prius for example.
A Plug-in hybrid car with a gasoline engine and a battery-powered electric motor that can be recharged by a socket just like mobiles. A good example of that would be the star of today’s episode; 2020 BMW X5 45e, which can be recharged within a time period ranging from 3 to 3.5 hours
A fully electric car propelled by one or more electric motors, using energy stored in rechargeable batteries. For example, Porsche Taycan that we recently test-drove.
This car is powered by a turbocharged 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that produces 282 hp, it works with a 110 hp electric motor powered by a Li-Ion 24 kW battery. Both engines generate 389 hp (394 PS) and 600 Nm of torque,
BMW’s new car has an 8-speed automatic gearbox, which allows the X5 xDrive45e to reach 100 km/h from standstill in 5.6 seconds, and the overall consumption of this car is rated at 2.1L/100km. It can travel a distance between 64 and 87 km in EV mode.