BMW has increased the production of the i3 electric car by 43 percent to meet up with the strong demand for the model.
The new BMW i3 is one successful vehicle and in fact the model is so successful that the carmaker had to increase the production by 43 percent in order to meet up with the strong demand. The Leipzig facility, where the i3 is being assembled, has raised its daily output from 70 to 100 units according to the company’s production chief, Harald Krueger. The executive says that the company has already produced 5,000 units of the i3 this year and if the same production rate will be maintained, almost 20,000 will be assembled by the end of the year.
The standard version of the BMW i3 is available for order across the United States from 41,350 USD, before the federal and state incentives, plus the 925 USD destination and handling charge. The range extender version is available from 45,200 USD. In Germany, the popular electric vehicle is coming from 34,950 EUR for the all-electric variant, while the other version is taking the price to 39,450 EUR. The BMW i3 production began in November 2013.