BMW’s i3 mends environment, won’t break the bank

In the market for a stylish, yet affordable, electric car? BMW may have the answer. Its i3 is expected to hit North American shores in January, with BMW strongly suggesting that its base price will start at $34,500. For that money, you’ll be getting a rear-wheel-drive, 168HP electric motor, with a full charge expected to deliver over 100 miles from its 22kWh battery. A 2-cylinder 600cc generator will be available to double the effective range for an additional $2,000, arriving two months after the all-electric i3s.

BMW are still holding most of the car’s cards close to its chest, but the luxury EV should prove pretty popular when it eventually launches in the US.

Rhuaridh Marr is Metro Weekly's assistant editor and covers cars, technology, and gaming. He is usually found with a controller in one hand and a smartphone in the other, and can be reached at rmarr@metroweekly.com.

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