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BMW s Electric i3 Comes With a Experience

For the hesitant driver to go electric, BMW thinks it has the answer.

19, 2013

The BMW i3 isn t quite a Tesla S. but it hopes to offer an unparalleled vehicle ownership experience it rolls into North next spring.

From the of the purchasing experience, buyers be allowed to customize their and accessories, including solar options and range extender.

BMW Bosch to provide “concierge-level to BMW i3 drivers in North America for the installation. Although Bosch electric vehicle chargers, one of the cheapest models on the market. it only be acting as an advisor and manager for the BMW i Wallbox, a Level 2, charging station. Bosch provided some installation for the U.S.

Department of Energy s EV Project.

[drivers] contact Bosch installation, we’ll be taking through the whole process and their hand to make things are done correctly,” Charlie Yankitis, director of development at Bosch Automotive Solutions. Yankitis added BMW had learned a lot through its electric pilots and was applying those to the i3 rollout in Europe and North


Bosch will coordinate the consultation, installation with an contractor, permitting process and technical support. Bosch is the provider of residential level 2 stations for the Chevy Volt.

“Electric mobility is new to many and in order to give them confidence and a premium experience, we partnered with Bosch Service Solutions to ensure our have the quality service our BMW customers have come to Robert Healey, BMW of North Electric Vehicle Infrastructure said in a statement.

BMW is not the first to offer charging-station financing as of the overall car financing. but it goes further. The home charging is part of BMW’s “BMW Electric ,” which is to overcome the barriers buyers when making the switch to an car.

BMW built a venture group at the level to create an infrastructure the recently introduced i3,” Platshon, a partner at Birchmere and senior advisor to BMW i-Ventures, at GTM’s NextWave Greentech event. The idea, he added, is to an entire ecosystem around mapping, multi-modal transit, communications, car-to-infrastructure communications and a bunch of other environmental stuff around the electric and the future of transportation.

Customers also be able to receive a 10 discount on SolarCity’s home offering, according to . with no installation costs for the solar and a locked-in solar rate.

BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW Auto

The i3 will also come the option to hire a gas-powered BMW for trips, or purchase a range-extending that drops a 650cc engine into the back of the car to about an extra 80 miles of The range extender will not be for use.

The BMW i3 will also be to find the closest charging In Germany, BMW i had partnered with for customers that want to a public charging network. A survey by Recargo found correctly priced fast is key to EV adoption. In the U.S.

BMW has chosen to be part of its ChargeNow program. BMW i3 will automatically receive a card that can be used at than 14,000 ChargePoint

And while BMW’s electric are being compared to Tesla, that the driving experience was different than any other vehicle.

“Unlike the old Roadster, the BMW i3 can slow the car right down to a Once a driver gets to the characteristics of the accelerator pedal and learns to look for the gliding on the power-delivery meter — rarely necessary to touch the pedal at all,” writes .

“This stands in sharp to electric cars like the Volt, the Nissan Leaf, and the Tesla Model S. Those all, to various degrees, the behavior of a conventional car with an transmission.”

The 2014 i3 will be for about $42,000 before any or local incentives.

BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW Auto
BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW Auto
BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW Auto
BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW Auto
BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW Auto
BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW Auto

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