Despite the fact the BMW iX3 won’t be ready for production until 2020, Norwegians can place an order for the electric car today. Order books for the iX3 opened on September 1, according to a Monday report from InsideEVs.

A tipster informed the publication that BMW has begun collecting pre-orders for the electric car for a $1,800 deposit. According to the source, the payment will go to the desired dealership (presumably to take delivery in the future) and “there is no queue system.”

“All who reserve now are added to a ‘group’ that will be able to customize and place an order before it goes into production in 2020,” he or she added.

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BMW previewed the iX3 with a concept this past April boasting a 250-mile electric range. A single electric motor produces 270 horsepower and 150-kilowatt fast charging via the CCS standard should charge the battery to 80 percent full in about 30 minutes.

The iX3 will be built at a plant in Shenyang in China’s Liaoning Province as part of a new agreement to increase capacity and build as many as 520,000 BMWs per year. BMW and its joint-venture partner Brilliance announced the production increase last July. And the buck won’t stop at the iX3; BMW plans for 12 electric cars by 2025.

[Source: InsideEVs]