"Test Drive BMW i3 in World Natural Heritage Site Yakushima."

Says BMW.

The BMW i3 has arrived in Japan for public test drives.

Unique to Japan in relation to the i3 is this:

"...the i3 will not be offered with the new CCS (Combo) fast charging system in Japan that BMW has publicly backed elsewhere in the world; but rather the “opposition’s” CHAdeMO standard - although considering the huge market dominance of CHAdeMO in Japan, it is not a totally unexpected decision."

BMW Japan has announced the upcoming all-electric i3 will be priced from ¥ 4,990,000 in Japan – ~ $49,000 USD.  It's believed that sales of the i3 will be extremely low in Japan, but we applaud BMW for making it available there.