The launch of the BMW i3 in New York on 29 July 2013.
The launch of the BMW i3 in New York on 29 July 2013.

Watch the unveiling of the BMW i3 here.

The BMW i3 is the BMW Group’s first pure electric series-produced model.

The vehicle achieves a range of 130-160 km.  

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The BMW i3 will be released in Germany and other European markets in November 2013. The market launch of the BMW i3 in USA, China, Japan and several other markets will take place in the first half of 2014.

The base price for the BMW i3 has been set at €34,950 in Germany. 

BMW says that more than 90,000 people have requested a test-drive of the BMW i3.

Market for electric vehicles growing

According to BMW, the global market for electric vehicles is likely to exceed 150,000 vehicles in 2013. Almost 93,000 electric vehicles were registered worldwide last year.

For more information about the BMW i3 and its CFRP construction see: