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BMW will be unveiling the BMW i3 electric car to the world simultaneously in three continents – New York, London and Beijing. The choices of these European, American and Asian cities are not a coincidence – they are mega cities, where a car like the BMW i3 will make the most sense.

The premiere for the car takes place exactly two years after the i3 Concept was presented in Frankfurt on July 29, 2011.

We’re very close now to the official launch of the BMW i3 and our man on the ground in Beijing will be bringing us live coverage from the launch.

You’ll be able to watch the official launch of the BMW i3 using the YouTube player above from 8:15 pm onwards. Enjoy!