Published on July 11th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro7
Nearly 5,400 BMW i3 EVs Sold So Far In 2014
July 11th, 2014 by Christopher DeMorro
The BMW i3 represents that Bavarian’s brands first attempt to move into the “affordable” EV market, and they’ve done so with a car built from the ground-up to be electric. It’s little wonder then that BMW i3 sales have been solid enough to help push the brand past 1 million units sold in the first half of 2014. BMW sold a total of 1,020,211 vehicles through June of this year.
It’s the first time BMW has sold a million cars in the first six months of the year, bringing the brand to new heights in terms of global sales. And while just 5,396 BMW i3 EVs were sold this year, that’s BMW still has thousands of backorders to work through for the cutting-edge electric car. June was the best month yet for i3 sales, with over 1,200 EVs finding new homes. While it isn’t ready to rival the Nissan LEAF or Tesla Model S for global sales dominance yet, it’s well on its way to leaving a mark.
It shows that even at this early date, the i3 has the potential to become a serious sales contender in the BMW brand, and early reviews have heaped praised on the German EV. Europe led the way with overall sales, with Asia and North America helped push sales past the 1 million unit mark.
With an EPA-rated 81 miles of driving range (or 72 miles with the optional range extender, plus another 78 miles on gas), the i3 managed to land an impressed 124 MPGe, making it amongst the most efficient electric cars on the market. While its $42,000 MSRP may seem intimidating, factor in the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit and any applicable state incentives, and the cost comes down substantially. Anybody waiting for an i3 of their own?
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