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2014 Los Angeles Auto Show: BMW i3 – The 2015 Green Car of the Year

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show seemed to have proven a real success for the BMW German based premium carmaker, as it scored twice, by launching extraordinary high-class models, like the long-expected 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M, as well as gaining an important award.

We are talking about the 2014 BMW i3 electric model, which has received the 2015 Green Car of the Year, thus managing to outrun other green cars, like the VW e-Golf, Audi A3 TDI, the Honda Fit, or the Chevy Impala Bi-Fuel.

2014 BMW i3 - The 2015 Green Car of the Year

2014 BMW i3 – The 2015 Green Car of the Year

Ron Cogan, Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com publisher and editor, stated that the BMW i3 electric is the green icon model of the next generation of electric vehicles.

2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3

”It is purposefully designed with a small environmental footprint and zero emissions, offering the best features of an electric vehicle with the functionality of an available on board engine-generator that nearly doubles its battery electric range, Cogan also concluded.”

2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3

To be a reminder, the BMW i3 model is the company`s first electric vehicle to come with an electric motor under the hood, backed by a 1.5-liter range extender, developing an overall 170 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque, hooked to a single spped transmission.

2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3

The BMW i3 was launched last year and was closely followed by the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid model, both vehicles becoming worldwide leaders on the ”green” market.

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