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Car rental service Avis now offers the BMW i3 in its fleet.
“This is the first time BMW i3 will be available in the car rental sector in South Africa,” BMW South Africa noted in a press statement.
However, you won’t actually be driving the electric car, as the BMW i3 will be used as part of the Point 2 Point chauffeur service.
Avis has acquired the BMW i3 vehicles as part of their chauffeur service
“Avis recently purchased three BMW i3 cars for their Point 2 Point fleet and four BMW i8s for their Luxury Fleet as part of their ongoing initiative to lower emissions and introduce alternative energy vehicles into its rental fleet,” BMW SA added.
The German automaker also provided an update on sales figures for the i3 and i8.
“Since its successful market launch in South Africa in March 2015, a total of 142 BMW i3s and 181 BMW i8s have been delivered to customers, making BMW i3 the most successful electric vehicle in the local market.”