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Update: BMW i3 with gas range ineligible for coveted California sticker

Updated 1/10/14 EST to include response from

BMW’s new i3 is available with an feature that’s the first of its a small range-extending gas engine. financial publication The Street this week that a drawback to opting for the REx it makes the car for California’s “white sticker,” allows solo drivers to use the lanes.

Anyone who has driven on the parking that the Golden State highways understands why the carpool stickers are prized there can be doubt that they buying decisions. There are two the “white sticker” is for pure cars. The “green sticker” is for hybrids.

The REx-equipped i3 qualifies for a sticker, but unlike the white, are limited to the first 40,000 that apply, a limit may well be reached by mid-2014, the i3 will go on sale.

However, The Street incorrectly that the REx-equipped i3 is also for the state’s $2,500 rebate for EV In fact, as an official BMW response to the pointed out, it qualifies for the CA incentive:


The i3 with Range qualifies for the green sticker, is limited in numbers and will run out in the future (possibly late in This is technically to be expected the car is equipped with an internal engine which potentially fuel fumes, and thus it harder to qualify for the white which typically can be obtained by battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and vehicles. The white sticker is not in terms of numbers.

BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

There is a continued, constructive between BMW and CARB executives, and has been no reversal of position. It bears mention that the i3 Range Extender qualifies for the CA incentive amount of $2,500 – so the in the original article that the will not receive CA state money is also wrong.

The Street painted the situation as a for BMW, saying that “a selling point has been resulting in a huge victory for as well as BMW’s other

However, as Charged explained in our on the i3. BMW’s city car is not a direct for Tesla’s luxury sedan the two different types of buyers, and different price ranges. after all, people do buy EVs for reasons than getting to carpool lanes.

EV-watchers, including the automakers, be watching closely to see how many choose to pay an extra $3,850 for the This news may make it a popular option.

BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3  Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

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