BMW has posted all over the medias that their “born electric” i3 city car would be a real game changer when it comes to electric vehicles.
True enough, with all the details available to us, we can see that the car is indeed a great feat of engineering.
But the fans’ approval, while a good indication of the EV’s quality, is not the only appreciation the BMW i3 is getting. Prizes have already started gathering under the car’s name. Featured in UK’s 2013 Next Green Car Awards, the electric Bimmer managed to bring home 2 prizes.
The first of the prizes is the 2013 Supermini Award, earned mostly because BMW managed to bring high quality, performance and connectivity to the electric urban car segment. The second of the prizes is the 2013 City-Car Award. The qualities that brought the BMW i3 this one is, as Suzanne Grey, General Manager of BMW i put it, because of “weight, packaging, range, emissions and driving dynamics”.
The 2013 Next Green Car Awards featured 8 categories, and this year there were 26 nominees, with models already out or close to the release date. For BMW i3 to take home 2 of the 8 prizes is quite an achievement, and we are awaiting the industry shift it promised.