The BMW i3 has collected its first accolade in the UK even before it goes on sale later this month in the ‘Electric and Hybrid Car’ category in a ‘Top 100 Car list’.
Lauded for its holistic approach to electric car ownership and genuine appeal, not just to those looking for an electric car, the BMW i3 trumps the competition in this new but highly competitive category.
The new BMW i3 is the first model to launch within the BMW i range. Two BMW i cars are confirmed for production, the fully-electric BMW i3 megacity vehicle and the plug-in hybrid BMW i8 sports car.
The BMW i3 is BMW’s first fullyelectric production car and is due to go on sale in the UK later this month, priced from £25,680. Meanwhile, the BMW i8 will go on sale in the UK in 2014 priced at £99,845.
Like the i8, the BMW i3 features an allaluminium chassis combined with a passenger cell made entirely from carbonfibre- reinforced plastic. As well as the vehicles themselves, BMW i will encompass a range of premium services for mobility aimed at optimising the use of parking spaces, charging infrastructure, ‘smart’ navigation systems, intermodal route planning and access to other BMW vehicles on an ‘on-demand’ basis.
BMW is the first premium vehicle manufacturer to offer such a comprehensive ownership package surrounding electric mobility.