The Japanese unit of German luxury automaker BMW started selling its BMW i3 electric models on Amazon.co.jp.
The BMW i3 has been popular in European and North American markets, but BMW Japan wants to find more customers through the online retailer.
“We have 46 dealers (which sell the electric model) in Japan, but we hope this e-selling will cover the entire market more thoroughly,” , a spokesman said in Tokyo.
Two BMW i3 models are available on Amazon.co.jp, a regular BMW i3 with a range of up to 100 miles and i3 Range Extender. The two-cylinder 0.7L gasoline engine with 34 hp (25 kW) increases the car’s maximum range in day-to-day driving to around 300 kilometers (186 miles).
After loading the car into their virtual shopping cart, potential buyers will have to wait for a phone call from BMW requesting documents proving they have a parking space and a place to charge the vehicle.