BMW seems to be in the middle of a good spell as the year 2014 went better for the car maker that most of the others. While most of the car makers and their utility vehicles were under the hammer of recalls, BMW showed up with a victorious effort at the 2014 LOS Angeles Auto Show. It was during the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, that the car maker unveiled the new BMW i3, the first electric of its class. In addition, it also marks a significant step for BMW into the act of making electric cars.
The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show saw BMW i3 winning the prestigious Green Journal’s ‘Green Car’ award for the year 2014. This is the first time in the history of the award, when an electric car has won the award. BMW i3 had quite a fair bit of tough competition this year as major car makers have come many quality electric cars as well. The award was announced by the Green Journal during the press conference of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
BMW i3 left behind cars models like Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit, Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 TDI, on its way to the glorious award. This is not the first time when electric cars have been in the frame to win the prestigious award. Nissan Leaf was nominated around 3 years ago, but ultimately was defeated by Chevrolet Volt.
The Jury for the Green Car award was visibly impressed by the BMW i3, not because of the mile it could go on one charge, but due to other facets of the car. According to the statement, BMW i3 did fall behind in certain sections, but the design of the car eased things a bit. BMW i3 is capable of going for just 90 miles, approximately, per charge battery pack.