BMW i3 REx Now Qualifies For $2,500 Rebate in California – Gets BEVx Designation
It’s now finally been made official.
Both the BMW i3 and BMW i3 REx qualify for the full $2,500 awarded under California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.
There clearly were some last minute behind-the-scenes discussions in play to get the i3 REx to qualify for the full rebate, but it’s a done deal now.
In addition to the $2,500 rebate, the i3 REx qualifies for the green HOV sticker in California. However, those green stickers are exhausted or all spoken for – at least for the time being. A proposition to expand the “green” sticker program has passed the assembly in California and is heading to the Senate.
There are perhaps dozens of i3 RExs sitting at various US ports. Some have been there on standby for weeks now awaiting these final certifications.
Now that the i3 REx’s rebate status in California is known and with this executive order showing it gets the BEVx designation, the only hold up before BMW can sell the i3 REx is EPA certification. We expect that to come soon.
The BEV version of the BMW i3 received its EPA ratings yesterday, so the pure electric version can be sold now.