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PG&E to provide $10K discount for customers on purchase of BMW i3 EV through the end of May

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a utility serving nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California, announced that its customers can save $10,000 on the purchase of a new 2017 or 2018 BMW i3 or i3s electric vehicle (EV) including both all-electric (BEV) as well as range extender (REx) models.

This offer adds to existing state and federal discounts available to customers in California to help support the state’s ambitious clean transportation goal of having five million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2030.

At any authorized BMW dealership, interested customers can show a recent copy of their PG&E bill and a filled-out BMW customer information form. Family members are also eligible if they prove with a driver’s license that they reside at the same address as the customer on the PG&E bill. The discount is taken off the best-negotiated price for the purchase or finance of a BMW i3 or i3s EV and is available through 31 May 2018.

Additionally, BMW i3 customers are eligible to enroll in BMW’s ChargeNow program that offers 24 months of free charging at participating EVgo charging stations.



I test-drove an i3 several years ago.  Burlap and unfinished eucalyptus was something I'd expect in the interior of a Trabant, not a BMW.  The canvas-and-burlap swag bag which was handed out as part of the test drive hasn't held up very well and I doubt that it does any better in the cars themselves.  0/7, would not drive again.  I'm not surprised that it takes $10,000 of incentives to move those things.


Great car for those who "know" or have had the pleasure of driving one for longer that 20 minutes. This has been the perfect city car for my family. We installed an EV charger in our garage at a cost of $1500. On average we drive 60-85 miles per day., so range is never an issue. After driving a gas guzzler for over 40 years, and seeing gas stations on every corner, it takes some getting used to an EV. Eventually, we learned that we drive far less than we think we do. Oh, going to Tahoe this weekend, rented a gas guzzler 4x4 SUV for this twice a year trip. Wish I could take the i3 after watching this guy drift it but that is not why we bought the i3. We drive 98% of the time in the city. We need to fit in small parking places. The i3 is so much fun to drive in the off the line, handles, and it super easy to get in an out of. We will be upgrading this year to a 2018 i3s and taking advantage of this generous "EV early adopter" discount.

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