BMW is considering a production increase for the i3 electric car because of the demand. The car hasn't even hit showrooms yet and there are already more than 8,000 reservations for it.
“If demand holds, which is what it’s looking like, we will soon have to invest more,” BMW chief financial officer Friedrich Eichiner said at a press conference in Amsterdam, according to a Bloomberg News report. He added that the company will adjust capacity according to demand and that sales forecasts for the i3 are for more than 10,000 units next year.
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