Even here in southern NH where it does get cold and snowy, the i3 is my main car. My ICE does get dragged out for long trips, but they don't occur all that often. They would not be fun, even with the REx, so I chose to get the BEV. Cold winter range impacts still leave me with more than enough for all of my typical uses. In the process, it saves me more than half on the cost of using my ICE. The ability to precondition it at will from afar is a nice bonus, too. It makes cleaning the snow off easier, as well!
I don't really see many EVs running around there, though. Seeing another i3 is still a rare occurrence.
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV