2017 BMW i3 EV Tested: Style Over Substance


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What It Is: BMW’s i sub-brand was announced in 2011, but its first product, the i3, didn’t launch until the second half of 2013. BMW’s first mass-produced battery-electric vehicle, the i3 was followed quickly by the i8 hybrid sports car. The i3 is a funky hatchback with rear-hinged back doors, integrated taillights hidden behind a glass panel, a carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic structure, and concept-car styling inside and out. A lithium-ion battery pack is housed in the floor, and a rear-mounted electric motor drives the rear wheels. READ MORE ››


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