The BMW i “Born Electric” world tour arrives in NYC from November 13 to 18, offering John Q. Public a glimpse at “the future of mobility.”

Meaning, the North American debuts of the übercool BMW i8 Concept Spyder (above) and the BMW i3 Concept, slated to become first purpose-built electric and hybrid-electric production vehicles to be made primarily from carbon when they become available in 2013 and 2014, respectively.