The BMW i3 electric vehicle won two categories in the American Automobile Association (AAA) 2016 Green Car of the Year Awards. It won for the Best Green Car in the $30,000 – $50,000 price range as well the Best Green Car in the subcompact category. These awards are the latest in a string of national and international honors bestowed upon the BMW i3.
“With BMW i, the BMW Group set out to do something truly ground-breaking in the field of sustainable mobility. The BMW i3 continues to be recognized for its design and innovation which demonstrates that we are on the right track,” noted Christine Fleischer – Manager, BMW i for BMW of North America.
The AAA Green Car of the Year awards comprised three price categories and six size/type categories. The BMW i3 won both in the price and size categories.
The BMW i3 has received nearly 30 national and international awards for sustainability and design since it was introduced in 2014. The range of awards has included acclaim for the design of the BMW i3 and well as its interior which incorporates the widest use of sustainable materials with a highly functional design.
About BMW i
BMW i is a brand of the BMW Group, playing the role of an incubator for visionary mobility and vehicle concepts, progressive design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. BMW i is represented worldwide by two models. The BMW i3, the company’s purpose built electric vehicle and the first mass-produced vehicle made largely of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic. It is available both as a battery electric vehicle as well as with a range-extender. With a combined rating of 124 MPGe, the BMW i3 is the most efficient electric vehicle available in the US according to the US EPA. The other model, the BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid sports car with the fuel consumption of a small car (US EPA estimates 76 MPGe). BMW i includes a multitude of mobility services and investments in the field of EV charging infrastructure and interconnected mobility.