BMW i3 Becomes First Electric To Win Green Car Of The Year
Until now, pure electric cars have barely even made it to the top five in Green Car Journal’s Green Car of the Year selection. The BMW i3 is a game changer. This year it took the top honor!
The big news was announced during the Los Angeles auto show.
Even though the Nissan Leaf was nominated back in 2011, the Chevy Volt ended up winning. Mostly hybrid cars have been among the top nominees and have received the award.
This year the Honda Fit, Volkswagen Golf, Chevrolet Impala Bi-fuel and the Audi A3 TDI made it to the top five alongside the BMW i3.
So, why did the i3 receive this honor? It may only get a range of 80 to 100 miles from its 22 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, but the Green Car Journal judges respected it’s forward-thinking structure as well as BMW’s sustainable transportation plans. On top of that, the BMW i3 offers a Range Extender option that gives owners more flexibility with their transportation needs.
BMW i3 At Los Angeles Auto Show
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