It came to my attention today a guy in Portugal calling BMW as a fraud because (if a understand correctly) an i3 involved in a accident which has it's airbags deployed, needs to change all the batteries and high-tension cables. The car has 6000km and for now it's turned off. The owner alleges that the accident was not more than 14km/h. BMW estimates the repair cost in 20.000€ (around 22.000$). Here it is on the back of a trailer for everybody to see (oh the irony from a customer that lost confidence in BMW brand) 13717336_869991763134480_2302348315104986572_o by andrerodpt posted Jul 16, 2016 at 11:24 PM And here is the statement from BMW vendor/service IMG_4626 by andrerodpt posted Jul 16, 2016 at 11:24 PM Rough translate it affirms that the EV entered the service to check a "impossibility of starting and drive off". After analysis, it was identified damage in the "high-tension components as well as damage in the passive security systems". It is knowned by BMW that the car was involved in a car crash and that was necessary to change the battery. The car was not repaired in a official BMW service center and BMW considered as a "total loss" (I imagine for insurance). It sounds fishy, to say the least, but this isn't doing any good for the EV cause in Portugal. And I bet BMW in not happy.