The BMW i3 Year One Celebration in underway across America with various dealerships hosting events, and local owners getting together to celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of the i3 in the US.
|JMK BMW in Springfield, NJ had a good showing|
|Crevier BMW in Southern California had the largest turnout with over 200 people in attendance! Photo credit to Harry Lin|
|BMW supplied pins|
Some dealerships took it one step further and gave away prizes. Two dealerships that I'm aware of that really put extra effort into the event were JMK BMW in New Jersey and Crevier BMW in Southern California. Both dealerships raffled off a free JuiceBox Pro 40 EVSE (Crevier also raffled off other prizes including a JLong charging extension cable), offered catering for the attendees and did their best to make the day special for the i3 owners.
The official anniversary event lasts for the remainder of the month of May, but the majority of events happened on May 9th, which was the day we originally planned, before BMW joined in to help us get more dealerships involved. It was really nice to get together with other i3 owners, swap stories and EVangelize a bit. There's already talk of formally making this an annual event and I think that would be a great idea. We put this year's gatherings together on short notice and without many of the dealerships participating. It was a lot of fun and I think we're on to something here, so watch out for next May!
|No local participating dealership? No problem! Just meet somewhere on the street or in a parking lot like these i3 owners in Virginia did. Photo courtesy of Reony Tonneyck|
|Photo: George Betek|
|Ariel view of Crevier during the celebration. Photo courtesy of Roman Vasquez|
|What kind of a party would it be without a parade? Photo courtesy of Jamie Dow|
|BMW made these T-Shirts for the event and provided them to the participating dealer|