Thursday, January 2, 2014

BMW i3: I Was Born Electric On...


It's been about a month and a half now since the first BMW i3's destined for retail customers rolled off the assembly line in BMW's Leipzig plant. Recent reports claim BMW delivered 400 i3's in November but we haven't got word of how many were delivered in December as of yet. So what do the new owners have to say? The point is, the i3's are out there now, and customers are driving them. I'm sure a lot of people would like to read first hand reports from actual owners.

I searched but I couldn't find a single detailed report from an actual i3 owner so I reached out to a few of them and asked them if they wanted to be part of a new series I'm going to have here called "I was Born Electric On...". I'm going to allow i3 owners to write guest blog posts to tell us about their thoughts on the car. What they love, what they hate, and everything in between. Of course they'll provide pictures- hopefully cool ones that show their i3 near some of the interesting sites where they live. We'll start the post with "Hi, my name is______ and I was Born Electric on _____.

I already have a few commitments from the UK, the Netherlands and Germany but I'd like more so please email me if you have an i3 and are interested in being featured on this blog, the more the better! Don't worry if you don't write in perfect English, or if your not a polished writer, the readers here don't mind (obviously not because I make a lot of mistakes!) and if it's really difficult to understand I'll just make small corrections that only clarify what you are trying to say. Don't be shy, the readers would love to hear your thoughts.

My email address is: electric.is.better@gmail.com

Thanks and have a Happy New Year everyone. Be electric in 2014!

8 comments:

  1. Great idea! I'll be looking forward to this. Have a happy and healthy 2014 Tom!

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    1. Thank you Andrew, and to you also.

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  2. Yeah GREAT idea! When will first blog be?

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    1. I don't have any dates yet, still coordinating with potential guest bloggers.

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  3. Brilliant. Can we ask questions?

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    1. Thanks. I think it will be a lot of fun and very informative. You can ask questions in the comments section and I'll encourage the guest bloggers to reply but that's ultimately up to them.

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  4. Hello. I understand U.S. pricing and financing will be disclosed tomorrow. I have already driven the i3 and loved it. I have no qualms about turning in my ActiveE and taking delivery of the new model. I can verify a lot more room for stuff and people as well as better handling and even accceleration.

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  5. Nothing like invoking the Boss and his hit song to attract folks :)

    Which begs the question if/when BMW will make the i3 in the USA akin to what Nissan did with the LEAF.

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