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2014 ADDS NEW MODELS AND UPGRADES TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE FLEET
by Katie Peige
Electric vehicles (EVs) are finally gaining in popularity after Tesla resurrected the idea back in 2004, with the debut of the Tesla Roadster. The Tesla Roadster, with its $109,000 base price tag, was needless to say, for the elite, but it captured the attention of the American consumer. In 2010, Nissan unveiled their Leaf, which came with a much more affordable price point of $32,780. In the three years since, several models of electric cars were launched, and now we are finally starting to see cars plugged into those public charging stations. In 2013, there were several electric cars to choose from, and with 2014 around the corner we decided to take a look at the two new models that are sliding into the EV options for the 2014 lineup.
For the past two years at the Sustainable Brands Conference, the BMWi marketing department has been teasing us with its ‘i’ sub-brand, that promised beautiful technology that would not compromise on sustainability. After much anticipation, the BMW i3 will be available in 2014, the first car of the BMWi brand. The BMW i3 will be available to purchase in Europe in November and will be available in the United States in the spring of 2014. Read more