First deliveries of BMW's i3 electric vehicles happen a day earlier than promised today in Germany.

BMW Execs Show Off Some Stylish EVSE Hardware

BMW Execs Show Off Some Stylish EVSE Hardware

At a special ceremony, Ian Robertson, who is a Member of the Board of Management of BMW (along a dozen other people and dignitaries that we don't care to mention) handed out keys to lucky new i3 owners from the BMW Welt in Munich this afternoon.

“Today marks a milestone in the history of the BMW Group, as we hand  over our first BMW i premium electric vehicle to customers. In doing  so, we are bringing sustainable mobility to the roads,” said Mr. Robertson during the presentation.

BMW Held A Special Ceremony To Mark Their Entrance Into The Plug-In Business

BMW Held A Special Ceremony To Mark Their Entrance Into The Plug-In Business

Roland  Krüger, Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany for the BMW Group also got in a few words and talked about the domestic release:

Lineup Of The Most Hated People In Germany As Some 10,000 Other Customers Impatiently Wait For The BMW i3s To Arrive

Lineup Of The Most Hated People In Germany As Some 10,000 Other Customers Impatiently Wait For The BMW i3s To Arrive

“Innovative vehicles need innovative distribution channels. For this  reason, the BMW i3 can now also be ordered over the phone and online.  However, the most important role in distribution is still that of our  retail partners. We are delighted to have 46 carefully chosen BMW i  agents in Germany, who are investing in the future of BMW i with us.”

BMW notes that the BMW i3 will be introduced in a large number of European markets over the new couple month.

In 2014, the BMW i3 will also be launched in the US from $41,350 (Q2 of 2014), Canada from $44,950 (H1 of 2014) Japan from ¥ 4,990,000 (April), China and Korea.