BMW has embraced the electric trend with gusto with its launch of several battery-electric models in SA in the past couple of years. It has gained a firm foothold in the fledgling segment — five of the country’s top 10 EVs sold last year were BMWs.

The iX1 is the most affordable battery-powered BMW, with the luxury compact crossover priced at R1,205,000 for the standard xLine model and R1,245,000 for the more dapper M Sport version. The rest of BMW's EV range is priced between R1.3m and R3.0m...

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