BMW explained why it is not planned to update the i3 electric car

BMW explained why it is not planned to update the i3 electric car

September 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The first production electric car of the brand has been on sale since 2013 and is still in demand.

BMW will not upgrade the i3 electric hatchback: the model will continue to be manufactured in the form in which it first rolled off the assembly line six years ago. About this in an interview with the Financial Times said the head of sales and marketing of BMW Peter Nota. He explained that this decision was made due to the growing demand for an electric car.

“There are no specific plans for the i3 successor,” – said Not. “For the sixth year of sales, i3 shows itself well in the market: in the first half of this year, demand increased by 21 percent compared to the same period last year, and in August 2019, growth was 30 percent.”

Since the advent of the model worldwide, more than 150 thousand copies of i3 have been sold. “That’s why the electric hatchback in its current form will be sold for several more years,” – concluded Not.

BMW i3 is also represented on the Russian market. The electric car is equipped with batteries with a capacity of 42.2 kilowatt hours, which provide a range of up to 285-310 kilometers in the WLTP cycle.