We’ve asked BMW for its take on the report, although it declined to comment to Handelsblatt. It wouldn’t be shocking to see the Munich crew change tack, though. While Tesla has received hundreds of thousands of Model 3 pre-orders, i3 sales dropped in 2016 — the upscale (if oddly-shaped) EV just isn’t as hot as it once was. If BMW electrifies some of its most popular cars, you wouldn’t have to choose between a super-efficient, eco-friendly EV and the familiar designs of the brand’s mainstream driving machines.