Until now, pure electric cars have been curios. Exciting and quirky forerunners of our post- internal combustion future, compromised in execution and priced well beyond their consumer value.

Not anymore. The BMW i3 is a $60,000 hatchback, yes. But it justifies that price better than any electric car to date. It delivers what a prestige hatchback should in equipment, cachet and performance. 

And it delivers zero fuel consumption and zero emission driving.