BMW i3 Canadian launch

BMW Canada officially unveiled the i3 electric vehicle to the media today at their headquarters in Richmond Hill, ON. The futuristic-looking hatchback has an approximate range of 160 kilometres, boosted to 300 km if you opt for the $4,000 gasoline-powered “range extender” that runs a generator to recharge the battery. The car features an interior made from 25 per cent recycled materials as well as European-sourced eucalyptus wood for some of the trim.

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Along with their i8 hybrid sports car, it’s the German manufacturer’s first mainstream foray into the EV world. The i3 is on sale now at select dealerships starting at a base MSRP of $44,950.

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