I have always wanted an electric car. I was disappointed by the Leaf and the Zoe, they do not set the pulse racing. Then along came the i3, designed to be different, full of technology that show the way to the future. Yes I got excited. I ordered my i3 4 days after the UK launch. Then I realised the significance of the lack of suitable DC charging points, so I added the range extender.
I live 2 miles from the nearest village and 10 miles from the nearest supermarket. So the car gets charged at home most days, but that a lot less trouble than going to a petrol station. 450 miles at 153 KWH/100km. My maths suggests fuel cost of 3p per mile, rather than my 15-20p for my Yaris.
When the number of DC charging points increase I hope that I will sell the Yaris. My longest journey to date is 85 miles return to Exeter along the M5, with a top up in a city centre car park. Yes at 70 mph the range sufferers, but it's early days for electric cars, and we need to do something about air pollution