BMW UK has reduced prices for the BMW i3 and BMW i3s in response to the recent overhaul of Government’s Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG).
The government offers consumers grants of up to £2,500 for electric vehicles on cars priced under £35,000, down from the previous maximum of £3,000 for cars under £50,000.
With sales rising at an exponential pace, there are now over 22,000 examples on British highways since its UK market launch in 2013. This upward sales trend continued in 2020, despite the fact that the UK car industry shrank by nearly 30% overall. Since its introduction in 2013, the BMW i3 has sold over 200,000 units worldwide, making it the world’s most successful electric vehicle in the premium compact segment.
The all-electric BMW i3 has a range of 182-190 miles (WLTP) (173-150 miles WLTP for the BMW i3s).
Built with sustainability in mind, the BMW i3 is an innovation driver for electric mobility and lightweight manufacturing techniques at BMW Group. This knowhow has been incorporated into the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology that makes its UK debut in the BMW iX3 from July 2021. BMW iX and BMW i4 will also come to market in the UK before the end of 2021.
BMW Group will have 13 all-electric models on the road from 2023 when at least one all-electric model will be offered in approximately 90 percent of the company’s current market segments. Sales of the company’s fully-electric models are expected to grow by over 50 percent per year in the coming years and the company will deliver around two million all-electric vehicles globally by the end of 2025.