BMW i3 Electronaut Edition Launches Today
BMW of North America will today announce the launch of the BMW i3 Electronaut Edition (ZEE) equipped vehicles.
The Electronaut Edition of the i3 is available only to BMW ActiveE lessees.
According to BMW Blog, the Electronaut Edition comes with the equipment and options detailed below:
494 – Heated Front Seats
Heated front seats not only offer comfort and convenience, but also protect driving range, through auxiliary battery conditioning
4U7 – DC Fast Charging (SAE)
Industry standard DC Fast Charging systems allow the i3 to be charged up to 80% in approximately 30 minutes and helps “futureproof” the i3 charging system
Exclusive interior and exterior badging
BMW i accessory floormats *1
Custom license plate frames in BMW i blue *2
Custom embroidered board bag
1 Standard floor mats are also included and can be found in the cargo area.
2 License plate frames will not be VDC installed and will be included in the Welcome Kit.
Smart Charging App
As for pricing, BMW has stated the following:
To capture the entire value, the edition will be itemized on the Monroney label as ZEE factory installed options at $1,050 and Z8B port installed accessories at $700. The total MSRP of the Electronaut Edition package is $1,750 and is free of charge to the Electronaut.
We are still anxiously waiting for official EPA figures for the BMW i3 and BMW i3 REx. We expect to have those crucial details sometime today.
Despite not yet having those figures, the BMW i3 is launching today, which means it’ll join the growing plug-in vehicle segment and make it onto our April plug-in electric vehicle sales scorecard, which will be published on Thursday, May 1.