^^ I totally second that thought. The one good thing about it is people who would only buy BMW may buy it, and thus be introduced to a Volt-like (i.e. EREV) experience. I'm sure the BMW i8 owners will (similar to Volt owners experiences) be amazed by the efficiency for performance they will get. Furthermore, people buying $100K + cars tend to be people of influence. So all in all, good for EVs."Thanks to the eDrive technology with its large lithium-ion battery, which can be charged from a domestic power supply, the BMW i8 Concept can travel up to 35 kilometres (approx. 20 miles) on electric power alone. Added to which, the 2+2-seater offers enough space for four people, giving it a high level of everyday practicality."
A 20 mile battery? That $125k is buying a lot of styling, not EV range.
The i8 hardtop is going into production and will be available for sale in early 2014. They haven't announced pricing yet but it's going to be very expensive, like $120,000 expensive. The i8 Spyder is only a concept now with no solid plans for production. However I was at the BMW press conference at NAIAS last week and the BMW people said they are getting very positive feedback and they could very well put it in production. If so It wouldn't be available until late 2014 at the earliest.No doubt "BMW i8 Spyder" look is awesome. But i have confusing about concept car, i mean it is only concept or it 'll be launched for customers?