No, the i3 isn’t the sort of car to take away one’s breath like its big brother. But it’s a thoroughly compelling machine in its own right, one that does its job—scoot about urban environments in comfort and quiet while emitting zero emissions (most of the time)—darn well near to perfection.
The i3 REx runs purely on electric power. However the REx indicates that it caries a gasoline powered motor designed to be used in emergencies when the batteries run low. When the batteries reach a point of concern, the i3 smartly engages the 34 horsepower two-cylinder engine to charge them up again. The i3 can do approximately 80 miles before running out of charged battery power at which point the engine will engage to recharge them to help you reach your next plug.
The BMW i3 is a 2015 10 Best Green Cars Winner By Kelley Blue Book, Green Car Journal’s 2015 Green Car of the Year and 2015 10 Best Interiors List by Wards. The question is, would you pay $43,000 for one?
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