More BMW I3, I8 Units Heading to US

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

BMW is sending more of its i3 and i8 units to the U.S.

The German automaker said it has already sold 10,000 i3 electric vehicles sold worldwide since its launch last November. The i8 sports car has sold 280 units worldwide with 67 of those deliveries in the U.S. The i3 is also off to a hot start in the U.S. with 3,104 units sold, despite having been on sale for just a couple of months.

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According to Ian Robertson, BMW’s board member of sales and marketing, the German automaker is producing about 100 i cars each day and is selling about 100 per day worldwide. As a result, the company is considering increasing production on the i8 to meet the heavy demand by ceding space currently allotted to build the i3 on the production line. Currently, the wait times for the i8 are too long and BMW wants to adjust to sell more of the plug-in hybrid sports cars, but will do so cautiously. In the U.S., the BMW i8 is sold out through 2015.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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