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      03-11-2013, 12:32 AM   #78
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Originally Posted by cjwb1984 View Post
I really think that in order for the I3 to succeed, the important factor of range must be solve. Infrastructures in big cities in the US like New York, Chicago, maybe LA (not sure), are not ready and that's going to take time to develop if they do decide to build it.

I understand the electric version is limited to 100 miles but if there is a range extender it's crucial that target for it is 200+ miles whle giving great fuel economy.
Range extender option means you can drive the car while a gas generator charges the batteries. Thus no range limitation because you can just stop and fill up if you take a long trip or run out of juice.