BMW i3 94Ah RANGE EXTENDER WINS BEST PLUG-IN CAR AWARD18/04/2017
The BMW i3 94Ah with Range Extender has won the Best Plug-in Car (with CO2 emissions from 1-50 g/km) award at this year's Fleet News Awards, hosted on Wednesday 15 March 2017 at Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The announcement comes just three weeks after the BMW i3 94Ah with Range Extender also won the Best SME Green Company Car award.
"Surprisingly practical and with a striking design, the i3 Range Extender offers a decent range with the added security of the range-extender petrol engine," commented the judges. "It is great to drive and has competitive running costs thanks in part fo the clever use of carbon fibre technology for low-cost repairs."
The prestigious Fleet News Awards aim to recognise excellency among fleet operators, leasing companies, rental companies and other fleet suppliers in the UK fleet market. Finalists are judged by a broad panel of industry experts with an independent chairman - former Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) chief executive Christopher Macgowan. The process is audited by Deloitte to ensure all contenders receive proper consideration.
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The BMW i3 94Ah was also named the inaugural winner of the 2017 World Urban Car award at the New York International Auto Show.“We are delighted and honoured that the BMW i3 has been recognized as the World Urban Car of the Year,” said Ludwig Willisch, Head of BMW Group Region Americas. “This award highlights BMW Group’s commitment to sustainable mobility through BMW’s first all-electric vehicle made primarily of carbon fibre. The design brief for the BMW i3 was to create a Mega City Vehicle for the cities of the future. Today, the new 2017 BMW i3 94Ah provides more range, paired with a high-level of dynamic performance, making it the perfect urban vehicle for people around the world.”
Launched in 2014, the born electric BMW i3 represents a new era of electro mobility offering a visionary design, a ground-breaking vehicle architecture, dynamic performance and innovative connectivity. No other car represents such a holistic approach to sustainability throughout the value chain.