BMW Confirms i3 Will Launch in India; Timeframe Not Yet Decided

AUG 12 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 4

It seems the BMW i3 will be as close to available worldwide as possible.

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Never has there been (aside from maybe the Nissan LEAF) an electric vehicle slated to be sold in so many regions around the world.

The i3 will be sold in the US, Canada, Europe, parts of Africa, Singapore, China and the list continues on.

The latest nation to join this growing list is India.

BMW is currently working out some details on the i3’s launch date for India, but the German automaker insists it will be sold there.

BMW board member, Harald Krueger, told The Hindu this:

“I was in New Delhi last week. We have discussed about this with the concerned minister. We will definitely come to India as we see there is a potential market. But we cannot say when.”

Krueger says BMW will wait for India’s charging infrastructure to be built up before sending the i3 there.  The launch in India is going to happen.  We’re just not sure when.

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4 Comments on "BMW Confirms i3 Will Launch in India; Timeframe Not Yet Decided"

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Surya

“BMW will wait for India’s charging infrastructure to be built up before sending the i3 there”
I guess that means they won’t actually sell the car there for the time being.

evnow

I guess that means they won’t actually sell the car there for a long time.

Besides, who wants to buy an expensive 4 seater in India ?

B00nk

Yeah, more looking for an inexpensive 12 seater! Zing!

Drpawansharma

Top of the end 3 series bmw currently costs 80000 dollars in india. Due to high import tax on luxury vehicles. I am sure his talk with minister had nothing to do with infrastructure since i3 is designed to bypass public infrastructure issues. His talk really had to do something with reducing import taxes.