It is not a hybrid per se. It's an EV with an available "REx" (range extender). The REx version is about $3,800 extra.
The i3 goes about 100 miles on a charge, then the REx kicks in, but only has a gallon or so of fuel capacity. So you get another 80-100 miles or so from the REx, before having to plug in or add more fossil fuel. It would make for a LONG cross country trip if having to fill up every 80 miles.
Basically i3 is a city car, with 3 series interior room, 5 series level of equipment, and Mini Cooper S level handling. (As per BMW product spec brief).
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