BMW Malaysia unveiled the BMW i3s, its first Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or pure electric vehicle at the Malaysia Autoshow 2019. The First-Ever BMW i3s adds to the premium automaker’s portfolio of Visionary Mobility vehicles and reinforces BMW Group Malaysia as the leading e-mobility provider in the country.
“The First-Ever BMW i3s is a strong testament to our commitment to shape the Future of Mobility in Malaysia.
‘We have continuously driven initiatives for innovation, local assembly capabilities, and awareness on new and clean technology for the automotive industry as well as developing the infrastructure for premium vehicles in the country.
“With the First-Ever BMW i3s, Malaysia’s first pure electric vehicle in the premium segment, we look forward to continue driving the Story of Visionary Mobility forward,” said Raymond Tan, Head of Sales of BMW Malaysia.
In line with BMW Malaysia’s goal to drive the future of sustainability forward, the introduction of the First-Ever BMW i3s strongly contributes to the National Automotive Policy 2014 that aims to make Malaysia a regional energy-efficient vehicle (EEV) hub by 2022.
With its targeted 80% penetration of EEVs in the total industry volume by 2022, BMW Malaysia is committed to furthering its support for the national agenda with the First-Ever BMW i3s – Malaysia’s first pure electric vehicle in the premium segment.
Having previously delivered more than 120,000 units of BMW i3 vehicles globally, the First-Ever BMW i3s now brings more polished styling accents, advanced integrated technology and a clean design that keeps sustainability in mind every step of the way.
Not only is it a powerful electric vehicle, it is also 80% furnished with recycled and renewable resources – thus staying true to BMW Malaysia’s commitment to automotive sustainability.
With the refinement of the BMW eDrive technology, the First-Ever BMW i3s guarantees a locally emission-free drive without compromising on driving force and energy efficiency. The First-Ever BMW i3s generates an impressive maximum output of 135kW/184hp, making it the most formidable machine of its class.
The First-Ever BMW i3s and the portfolio of BMW iPerformance vehicles are supported by the ChargEV platform through BMW Group Malaysia’s partnership with GreenTech Malaysia.
The BMW ChargeNow service is offered as part of the BMW 360° ELECTRIC programme. This enables owners a straightforward access to partner charging facilities like ChargEV, where they can enjoy 24/7 support and access to all charging locations in ChargEV’s growing network nationwide.
The estimated retail price for the First-Ever BMW i3s is RM 279,000