BMW i3 Electronaut Edition Launches Today

5 months ago by Eric Loveday 2

BMW i3 Electronaut Edition Extras

BMW i3 Electronaut Edition Extras

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.

BMW ActiveE Lessee = Able To Get The BMW i3 Electronaut Edition

BMW ActiveE Lessee = Able To Get The BMW i3 Electronaut Edition

According to BMW Blog, the Electronaut Edition comes with the equipment and options detailed below:

Rather Certain There's An Electronaut In This BMW i3

Rather Certain There’s An Electronaut Sitting In This BMW i3

Options ZEE

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

Electronaut Sticker

Electronaut Sticker

Accessories Z8B

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.

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2 responses to "BMW i3 Electronaut Edition Launches Today"

  1. Leafer says:

    is battery preconditioning linked to the seat heater option?
    Options ZEE

    494 – Heated Front Seats

    Heated front seats not only offer comfort and convenience, but also protect driving range, through auxiliary battery conditioning

    1. twscrap says:

      Yes it is.

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