The fact that BMW board member Harald Krüger, Saxon Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich, Leipzig Mayor Burkhard Jung, responsible managers and a few hundred employees all applauded the i3 production start when the first mass-produced i3 rolled off the assembly line goes without saying. However, it was different from similar events. It was more than the routine start of production of a new model. It was actually the first step into a new era of individual mobility: The fact that BMW “makes history today”, as CEO Krüger said, is not an exaggeration. For the first time, a production car rolled off the assembly line, which was designed and constructed from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Anyone who says now, but many i3 are already rolling across the streets is right. But series production is very different from pre-series production. The first series vehicle is to run ahead of the runners at the Berlin Marathon on September 29th.