Amazon Japan Now Sells BMW i3

MAY 3 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 2

BMW i3 Gets CHAdeMO Charged In Japan

BMW i3 Gets CHAdeMO Charged In Japan

Does it qualify for free Prime shipping?

Probably not, but starting in early April, Amazon Japan (Amazon.co.jp) made available the BMW i3.

According to BMW, the reason for selling the i3 through Amazon is to find more buyers in Japan, where i3 sales have struggled.

BMW states:

“We have 46 dealers (that sell the i3) in Japan, but we hope this e-selling will cover the entire market more thoroughly.”

“This will widen the sales channel and improve convenience for customers.”

“So many people are using the website. We would like to research potential customer groups who may be interested in our products.”

Both the BEV and REx versions of the i3 are offered on Amazon, but one-click buying isn’t possible.  After loading the i3 into your cart, buyers receive a phone call from BMW to verify that they’ve got a place to both park and charge the car.

You can check out the i3 on Amazon here.

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No one can stop progress, they can delay it, but not stop it the way they did during the dark ages of human history. In the next 10 years I can see where you will be able to buy almost anything on the Internet. Tesla will be able to sell their cars in every state and territory of the United States. Customers will demand it and no one will be able to stop it. Other car manufacturers will be pressured into doing the same. Car dealers will fight it till they can fight no more.

Normally Japanese don’t buy foreign cars. Still if 46 of them choose to buy BMW i3, that’s a good beginning.