Originally Posted by Diver
The 104 mpg is BS. It is based on CO2 output with the assumption none or very little of the electricity is generated from burning coal. It's just a government trick to push electric cars.
You are talking about two separate things.
MPG - refers to how many miles the car can go per gallon of gas.
Whether it is clean energy is a separate topic. But, nowhere in that release do they talk about carbon footprints or total pollution, etc. I agree that electric vehicles are not "green"; at least in the US. The energy and pollution required to manufacture and, ultimately, recycle their batteries is not well publicized either.
You can't blame BMW to responding to the electric kool-aid. Cleaning up the US grid is the US's responsibility, not BMW's.