The 2015 BMW i3 electric vehicle gains a few new standard features, including the DC fast-charging port (optional last year), heated front seats and satellite radio.
About BMW i3
For 2016, BMW’s i3 EV finds itself with a few more competitors and even more on the horizon. Offered as an upscale alternative to the Chevy Volt and
Nissan Leaf, the i3 stands apart with its unique styling, open-space interior concept and $43,500 price tag (and that’s just the entry price). To better compete with plug-in
hybrids like the Chevy Volt, the i3 can be equipped with a gasoline engine that acts as a generator should the car exceed the batteries’ 80-mile range. The i3’s sporty attitude, numerous high-end interior features and unique carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body components not only help it leapfrog the current crop of
electric cars, they ensure the i3 will survive the coming onslaught of new EVs from GM, Tesla and Mercedes-Benz.