Some good news for those who prefer electric cars from BMW German automaker: the 2017 BMW i3 will reportedly see its all-electric range increase by 50 percent.
Thanks to upgrades to the internals of the lithium-ion battery pack, the BMW i3 will be able to travel about 120 miles on a single charge, while it could previously travel only 81 miles on a single charge. Currently almost 60 percent of i3 models sold come with the range extender, suggesting that 81 miles of range simply isn’t enough to meet most people’s transportation needs.
Although the upgraded range to the 2017 BMW i3 does vault it ahead of the Nissan Leaf and its 107 miles of all-electric range, it is still a far cry from the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. The BMW i3 currently costs $43,350 including destination fees, or $47,200 with the range extender. Both figures do not account for federal tax credits.