According to a report by Autocar UK, the new BMW i3 will not be offered as a range extender model in Europe. The all-electric city car recently had its battery pack enhanced to 120 Ah with a 42.2 kWh energy content, along with some aesthetic improvements and options.

“The Range Extender (REx) i3 will cease production and we will only sell the pure-electric version going forward. With the gains in pure-electric range, together with the increasing availability of rapid charging facilities we believe the customer demand is shifting to an pure-electric model,” read a statement by BMW.

Data reported by InsideEVs also revealed that sales of the i3 REx paled in comparison with non-REx models prior to the reveal of the new car. With the 120 Ah battery, the i3 is capable of providing a range of up to 310 km following the WLTP standard of testing, which makes the range extender a little moot.

The i3 REx boasts a 647 cc two-cylinder petrol engine from the BMW C650 GT scooter and serves as an energy supplier to the battery in case of emergencies like running out of juice before the next charging station.

GALLERY: BMW i3 120 Ah