2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electrical automotive [photo: Chris
How badly do you need to purchase a BMW i3 electrical automotive?
Badly sufficient to maneuver to areas of California the place Southern
California Edison can be your electrical utility?
In that case, a brand new program supplied by April 30 will give
residential clients and SCE workers $10,000 off the
buy of any mannequin of the i3.
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Notice that consumers should fill out a qualification kind and present
both an SCE utility invoice with their identify on it or a utility
invoice for a given handle plus identification exhibiting that they
dwell at that handle, e.g. a driver’s license.
There are a couple of different restrictions on this system, which
SCE introduced on February 1 in conjunction
Solely purchases of recent i3 fashions are eligible for the low cost
BMW is providing—leases are particularly excluded—though the
utility says all variations are eligible, each with and with out
the REx range-extending engine.
Footage from June 2016 LAPD announcement of lease for 100 BMW
i3 electrical automobiles [CBS Channel 2, LA]
That applies as effectively to the brand new and sportier 2018 BMW i3s
mannequin, a battery-only mannequin that gives sooner acceleration at
the price of a variety score lowered from 114 miles to 107 miles.
The objective, as with related packages from different utilities in
California and elsewhere, is to incentivize the acquisition of an
electrical automotive (and assist producers “transfer the steel” to
enhance gross sales).
SCE notes that along with the $10,000 low cost—which might’t
be mixed with different gives—its clients can lower your expenses in
a number of different methods in shopping for an i3 beneath this system.
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The automotive makes consumers eligible for a federal income-tax credit score
of as much as $7,500 (if their tax state of affairs permits it). They will
additionally obtain a $2,500 buy rebate from the state of
California, and a $450 “clear gasoline reward” from the utility
Final 12 months, a number of totally different utilities supplied related quantities
off the acquisition of the outgoing 2017 Nissan Leaf, for
“Widespread adoption of electrical automobiles is important in assembly
California’s objective to scale back greenhouse fuel emissions to 40
p.c under 1990 ranges by 2030,” stated SCE’s Katie Sloan.
Whereas BMW has an aggressive slate of battery-electric fashions
scheduled to launch inside two years, the i3 is now in its
fifth full mannequin 12 months with out basic modifications to its
The massive improve got here within the 2017 mannequin 12 months, when the battery
capability elevated from 22 to 33 kilowatt-hours and ranges for
each the all-electric and range-extended variations elevated
The battery-powered model rose from 81 to 114 miles, and the
REx range-extended mannequin from 72 to 97 miles.
San Diego utility supplied $10,000 off Nissan Leaf, BMW i3
electrical automobiles (Aug 2017)
The German firm will launch an all-electric Mini Cooper for
2019, adopted in 2020 by the BMW iX3, a totally electrical model
of its X3 compact crossover utility.
In the meantime, until we hear of different related offers—which can effectively
come up—this supply is restricted to SCE residential electrical
Californians get all of the breaks, it appears.