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BMW i3 I01 (2014 - Current)
The BMW i3 and BMW i8 are the first two cars launch under BMW's new sub brand BMW i. The i3 is an all carbon fiber, all electric vehicle meant for urban mobility.

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Old 11-15-2013, 11:02 AM
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To hit 1M EVs by 2015 - Increase eco credit to 10K?



The Obama administration isn't giving up on its goal of 1 million EV's on US roads by 2015. This is despite lower than expected plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle sales.

"We haven't walked away from that goal," White House deputy asst. for energy and climate change Heather Zichal said in an interview. "We're going to stay committed to making investments in electrification."

President Barack Obama set this goal back in 2008, and there are about 100,000 EV and plug-in vehicles on US roads today. That's pretty far off the goal. To help spark more interest in EVs, a proposal to change the EV tax credit to a point of sale rebate, and increase the amount to $10,000, was made by Obama. Congress never took up this proposal, but the administration still hasn't given up on it.

That rebate would definitely be a positive move to stir up more interest, and in turn, help reach the goal. Hopefully BMW's much anticipated i3, which will release in the US soon, will also bring in the buyers. The announcement of 360 Electric products and services for i drivers, that are designed to help overcome commonly perceived barriers to purchasing an electric vehicle, should help buyers feel more comfortable going electric.

We'll have to wait and see how well the i3 is received and if that $10k rebate about.

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Read more about the 360 Electric products and services for i drivers here.
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point of sale rebate would do it for me. hopefully this would be in effect when i purchase
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