US sales start in May, and 1,200 orders have already been placed.
BMW’s funky-looking electric-powered car has been selling like batteries before a hurricane, according to company reports. The compact electric vehicle is expected in America this coming May, but has been available in Europe since last November where it has been selling like crazy. The car will also go on sale in Asia towards the middle of this year. So far, the BMW has received 11,000 worldwide orders for the i3, with over 1,200 coming from the US.
With so much demand, BMW says customers will have to wait up to six months prior to delivery. The i3 gets its power from a 168-horsepower, rear-mounted electric motor. Though it looks like an angry refrigerator, the EV should be good for 0-62 mph times of less than eight seconds. It should be priced at approximately $41,000. These reports follow BMW’s announcement last week, saying that the i3 and upcoming i8 models would not be joined by additional electric vehicles for the time being. This deflected some major rumors regarding an upcoming i5.