BMW i3 Eligible for £5,000 OLEV Grant in the UK
That's why, at the LCV2013 event, in Millbrook, UK, the country's Transport Minister, Norman Baker, confirmed that the BMW will be eligible for a £5,000 OLEV Government grant that will further reduce the cost of buying such a car.
“I am delighted that BMW’s new i3 has just qualified for the Coalition Government’s Plug-in Car Grant. We have now had over 5,000 claims made for our Plug-in Car and Van Grants, which is excellent progress," he said.
“There are great strides being made by the auto sector in developing and building plug-in vehicles and this is supported by a Government that is fully behind this effort over the long-term. New cars like the i3 will really help to bring that home to consumers,” Baker added.
At the event, BMW i General Manager for the UK, Suzanne Gray was also present, saying "The UK is a key market for the success of our BMW i3. Working together with Government, city authorities and other key partners, we are confident that our exciting new approach to sustainable urban mobility will provide customers with an attractive offer for electromobility."
With the Government grant, the new city-car will have a price tag of £25,680 ($40,103) for the all-electric version and £28,830 ($45,028) for the ones with the range extender feature. The i3 will be available in the UK starting with 16 November, 2013.