Surprisingly, in the year 1972, BMW had unveiled its first electric car concept: the 1602 Elektro-Antrieb – way ahead of its rivals. The car was equipped with an engine that was capable of delivering 43 horse-powers, which enabled it to achieve 0 to 100 km/h in just 8 seconds.
In 2020, David Obendorfer, a renowned designer, decided to pay homage to it through his 02 Reminiscence concept.
This designer – who usually works on the Riva and Sanlorenzo yachts at the Officina Italiana Design in Bergamo – loves to bring old concepts to life by bringing them to the present. He notably worked on the Type H Citroën, as well as the Renault 4 Concept.
The BMW 1602 Elektro-Antrieb was first unveiled at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. The 02 Reminiscence Concept pays tribute to BMW’s very first zero emissions project.
Picture courtesy davidobendorfer.com and motor1.com.