BMW built a sleek-looking electric car in 1972 that was way ahead of its time


Before all that BMW iPerformance fanciness, the Bavarian automaker had a much simpler electric car. That car was the BMW 1602e.


bmw 1602 electric car orange 1972


Without the 1602e, it's possible that BMW wouldn't be where it is today with innovative electric cars like the i3 or the i8. 

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