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New BMW I3 Battery Rated for 524,000 Miles

Positive Future #162 (Feature photo – 2018 BMW I3 – CCA SA 4.0 International) Inside EVs just posted an interesting story about the 94h cells used in the BMW I3. The announcement comes as the producer of the battery – Samsung SDI – presented this latest battery at an event in Germany. The battery is supposed to handle 4,600 re-charges before its capacity reduces to 80 percent. The BMW I3 is rated for a range of 114 miles. Multiply this by 4,600 recharges and you get 524,400 miles. This then poses a question for internal combustion engines – Can a gas engine last for over a half million miles? You…

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