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How many BMW i3s have been sold in South Africa?

BMW South Africa has revealed just how many i3 electric vehicles have been sold in the country.

In a press release to announce the UberGreen promotion in Cape Town, BMW and Uber noted that 124 cars have been sold in South Africa since its March 2015 launch.

The UberGreen promotion will see BMW i3 cars available as an option for Uber users in the Mother City, albeit for a limited time only.

BMW and Uber also revealed that “close to 50 000” BMW i3s have been sold since its international launch in 2013.

The German automaker’s cheaper i-series vehicle goes from 0-100 in 7.2 seconds and has a range of 160 kilometres before requiring a charge.

According to the auto firm, the car can be charged to 80% capacity in roughly three hours via a wall-mounted box.

The company has already launched a public charging station in Melrose Arch, but has also revealed plans for a solar charging pilot in the country.

The solar charging pilot would see two stations built in Gauteng and one each in Durban and Cape Town, IOL reported.


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