What have you always wondered about the economy? Tell us

Will drivers compromise for the BMW i3 electric car?

Molly Wood Jul 30, 2013
HTML EMBED:
COPY

Will drivers compromise for the BMW i3 electric car?

Molly Wood Jul 30, 2013
HTML EMBED:
COPY

After much anticipation, luxury carmaker BMW has released an electric car. The BMW i3 is the company’s answer to electric cars like the Tesla Model S. The vehicle seems sportier than other options like the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt, and with BMW’s brand-power behind it, the 170-horsepower i3 will likely find some customers in 2014.

But the company’s long-awaited hybrid has some scratching their heads, including Molly Wood of CNET. Wood joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to share her take on the i3.

The BMW i3 electric hybrid car.

 

As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.

Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.

Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.