The BMW i3 is one of a trio of pure electric cars that have been available in SA thus far – along with Jaguar’s recently launched I-Pace SUV and the Nissan Leaf, which is about to be launched in its second-generation model.

They’re part of what a small number of SA early-adopters have termed “the Future”.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now