The BMW i3 is a rather futuristic (some might say eccentric) looking compact electric car with lively acceleration and athletic BMW-like handling. Aggressive regenerative braking affords “one pedal” operation. It debuted for the 2014 model year with nationwide availability and an 81-mile range on a charge (it’s been since bumped up to 113 miles). It gets the electric equivalent (MPGe) of 137/111 mpg in city/highway driving. There’s also a version that comes with a small gasoline engine that extends it to a combined gas/electric range of 150 miles. Level 3 DC Fast Charging was optional on the 2014 i3 and became standard thereafter.
Typical dealer list price for a 2014 model: $14,511; 2015: $16,294; 2016: $18,900.