It’s Official: BMW i3 and i3 REx Both Qualify for Full $7,500 Federal Tax Credit

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 3

With or Without REx Makes No Difference...Both Versions of BMW i3 Qualify for Full $7,500 Federal Tax Credit

With or Without REx Makes No Difference…Both Versions of BMW i3 Qualify for Full $7,500 Federal Tax Credit

Not that there ever was even the slightest bit of doubt, but when it becomes official, it then becomes news.

Both versions (BEV and REx) of the upcoming 2014 BMW i3 qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit.

Linked solely to battery capacity used to “fuel” the vehicle, the i3, with its 22-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, qualifies no matter how it’s optioned.

With the tax credit factored in, the base MSRP of the BEV i3 comes in at $33,850, while the REx version will set you back a minimum of $37,700 after factoring in the credit.

BEV - $7,500 Credit

BEV – $7,500 Credit

REx - $7,500 Credit

REx – $7,500 Credit

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3 responses to "It’s Official: BMW i3 and i3 REx Both Qualify for Full $7,500 Federal Tax Credit"

  1. Brian says:

    Yeah, nobody should be surprised. The Volt and Leaf both qualify based on battery size. The i3 has a larger battery than the Volt. So yeah, it qualifies.

    Now that that’s out of the way, how on earth is BMW calling the i3 a “sedan”? I thought a sedan was a “three-box” design – i.e. with a standard trunk.

  2. Ocean Railroader says:

    It’s still cheaper to by a new Volt or a Nissan Leaf if they are going to try to sell this car for top dollar at least add more range to it like Tesla does. I think this car will be the first victim of Tesla’s new generation 3 car.

  3. Mike I. says:

    I was looking to see if the i3 had shown up on the CARB website for carpool eligible vehicles. It’s not there. However, quite a few other 2014 models are there. One notable item is that the 2014 Volt no longer has a note about the “Low Emissions Package” and eligible VIN digits. That must mean that they either rolled it in as standard or figured out how to make a low emissions engine without the stupid air pump.