Is anyone considering the i3 at £28k for extender version, thoughts please.....
The actual range of the i3 will vary depending on your driving style, topography, weather and traffic. If you drive the car in eco pro + you can actually increase your range by 25%. So it really pays to drive economically. We are currently publishing range figures between 80-110 miles. With your daily commute being slightly over this range, I would suggest opting for the Range Extender model which is a 2 gallon petrol generator that can maintain the battery charge for a further 100 miles in a single trip. So in theory you can drive the car all day, just keep topping up your 2 gallon tank. Obviously this does defeat the objective if you are relying on the petrol generator, but in your case it would safe you heaps on fuel and 90% of your commute would be on electric.Yes, very interested in ev cars, couple of options for me, gen 1 Leaf or bmwi3 with extender which is £28.8, to expensive, my work is 122 miles round trip and there is nothing near my work to charge car, and work not interested, so have a bit of a problem at moment, any suggestions
I think that's very true, and one way they COULD have approached this was infrastructure and subscriptions and/or PAYG for those services. But they view themselves as auto manufacturers, not infrastructure people, so missed that potential. Aside from Tesla, who are doing that very thing, but for free!EV are so easy and cheap to maintain - car manufacturers are looking for way to keep you dependent!
I've been on several test drives with friends and colleagues and remain very impressed by the car and BMW's staff training. Only issue has been the misinformation provided by one dealer who was convinced the i3 could charge on the CHAdeMO rapid charging network.Has anyone been and had a look around or even a test drive over this launch weekend, anyone taken delivery of their brand spanking new BMW i3? Be great to hear any impressions if so.