But there’s more: BMW’s $42k, all-electric i3. This is a truly modern car, relying on advanced carbon-fiber design (versus its steel-based competition) and a modern production process. BMW is a determined, well-financed, technically advanced competitor with proven large-scale production capabilities. The company’s brand is strong, with a good worldwide sales and support network. With all of these pieces in place, will BMW unleash a more advanced i3 successor two years from now, right when Tesla’s Model 3 comes out
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It will be very interesting within 2 to 4 years: not only with the BMW i3 but as well with the new all electric Porsche model E coming up against The Tesla Model S.

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