BMW i3 Wins 2015 Yahoo Autos Green Car Of The Year Award

NOV 25 2014 BY STAFF 7

Yahoo Autos names the BMW i3 as the Green Car Of The Year. Furthermore, Yahoo labels the i3 “The most radical vehicle to emerge from any automaker in the past year — and likely the past decade.”

The folks over at Yahoo do get one fact wrong though. Instead of the 1.3 liter range-extender engine mentioned in the review, the i3 REx actually runs with a 650 cc two-cylinder gasoline engine with a small fuel tank.

“No matter how funky and modern BMW makes its lights and window graphics,” said contributing editor Steve Siler, “it’s hard to get excited about a box with ultra-skinny wheels.”

*Editor’s Note: this post appears on BMWBLOG.  Check it out here.

Yet, the panel experts at Yahoo believe the i3 is the first exciting vehicle in a long time and the first of this century, and a road opener for many electric vehicles to come to market.

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in other news, tesla queitly surpasses 100 superchargers in europe. Yeee

But, but, but the carbon fiber isn’t carbon fiber!

It’s not real carbon fiber . . . and that is a GOOD thing since 100% carbon fiber is expensive. CFRP does the job just fine, IMHO.

The Skinny wheels don’t bother me. I don’t even mind the ‘suicide’ doors.

I still can’t deal with that nose which looks like two cars rendered on top of each other.

another award payed for

How is this better than my Chevy Volt?

It gets more EV miles and is much more efficient.