As we learned in May, the 2017 i3 is getting a much larger battery pack than the 2016 model. Instead of a 22-kWh pack that offered 81 miles of range, the 2017 i3s have a 33-kWh pack that'll take you 114 official miles. In other words, if you only care about battery capacity, you're paying just over $100 per kWh of extra capacity for a new i3 now. Or you can look it as a 50-percent capacity increase for about a thousand dollars. Either way, the cost of more electric miles is not as expensive as it once was. Just as predicted.
There will also be some new standard equipment that comes with the 2107 i3:
- Deka World – Interior Design Loft
- No Cost DC Fast ChargeNow available for 2 years
- Advanced Real Time Traffic Information
- Universal Garage Door Opener
- 19-inch wheels
- Comfort Access