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.
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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.