This gleaming low-slung machine that I spotted here on Republican St and 15th Ave may look as if it is about to vroom across the intersection – but it actually made no sound as it accelerated forward and turned left.
It is BMW’s plug-in hybrid sports car made from carbon fiber and aluminum, the i8. Tesla owners can rightfully point out their cars are completely electric .. but it’s a bit of an apples-and-oranges comparison. The i8 is shaped like a supercar. I see a reviewer reports that the seats are so low that you ‘roll’ out of it after nudging the butterfly doors up and away from you.