California Hosts the First Standalone BMW Electric Car Sales and Service Facility in the US

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We've mentioned before how electric cars are slowly but steadily convincing more people of their potential, but BMW's recent work in the EV/PHEV area seems to be well received in California.
There's no wonder California is a thriving environment for electric cars to develop in. The high demand for such cars determined some automakers to launch their models here first, and the most recent case we can remember is Toyota's Mirai's arrival in dealerships.

But today we're talking about German electric and hybrid know-how, as Stevens Creek BMW in Santa Clara this weekend opened the brand's first full-service standalone BMW i facility, devoted exclusively to BMW's green vehicles, according to Green Car Reports.

You must take note, however, this is not the first standalone BMW i dealership in the United States, but the trick is Stevens Creek BMW employs a service facility and dedicated staff, besides the traditional showroom.

"Our BMW i facility caters to only the new BMW i3 and the growing electric-car lifestyle in the Bay Area. We have three Level 2 charging stations [using the CCS protocol] that are open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are free to use. And we have a staff of four BMW i Geniuses who are here to educate and provide extensive product knowledge on what BMW is trying to accomplish with the i3," sales manager Tiffani Wyatt told the before-mentioned source.

Well, it looks like California is slowly but steadily becoming an important landmark on America's green map. Perhaps it wouldn't be bad if other states followed the example in the future. You know, for car diversity and a cleaner environment.
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