Following the previous years success of the pure electric BMW i3, the BMW i8 has clinched the World Green Car Award at the World Car Awards 2015.
Combining ground-breaking technology and innovative construction, the first plug-in hybrid vehicle by the BMW Group can be driven up to 37 kilometres using electric power alone. Its 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, equipped with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, is combined with an electric motor. The battery can be charged at a conventional power outlet, at a charging station or simply while driving.
Dr Ian Robinson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW, said: “The BMW i8 represents the future with its unique lightweight construction and unrivalled connectivity. To win this award for the second year in a row shows that our BMWi products are truly leading the world.”