BMW i3 Electric Car to make Worldwide Debut July 29, Priced at $41,350 in US
Posted on July 26, 2013
BMW will unveil the promising i3 electric car on July 29. BMW issued a press release that revealed the i3 pricing for the US, starting at $41,350 with a $925 destination charge. With the $7,500 federal tax credit, the overall price drops to $33,850, and customers in certain states will enjoy even more favorable pricing because of state-level credits. BMW did not indicate a price for the range-extending gasoline engine, but it’s expected to price in the $2,000 – 4,000 range.
As we’ve previously expressed, we’re a little disappointed in the projected 80-100 mile electric driving range, which barely improves on the Nissan Leaf despite extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum. Tesla offers more than double this range in real world driving, albeit at double the price. But for that increased price, Tesla’s model is also markedly more car.
We have attached leaked pics of the production i3. The styling is certainly interesting, although we suspect not attractive in many peoples’ eyes. We hope to get our hands on it for a review as soon as possible.