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I currently have a Zoe 41Q and was wondering what advantages the i3rex would have over the Zoe.
I work nights 4/5 times a week but with this cold snap the stopping for 40/50mins is starting to bite, just wondered if the i3rex would stand up to my varied commute up to London with average commute 150-210 miles a night with one short stop to fill the Rex. Any experience from i3rex owners on doing this sort of commute please comment
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I have a 94ah REx which gives me an electric range of about 120 miles - nearer 100 on the coldest of mornings or if you are really pushing it on motorways (the car is a bit of a brick). The REx from full to empty gives up to another 80 miles but as it is a generator putting electricity back into the batteries this will again be less in winter and be affected by your driving style. I think the big benefit of the i3 and to be honest all EVs with DC charging capability is that they can be charged much more quickly than the first generation Zoe which only has fast AC charging - unique to the Zoe - and not supported on most new rapid chargers. If you are charging regularly you should sign up to the BP Chargemaster network where for a £7.85 monthly subscription you can charge at any of their chargers for 12p per kwh. The i3 REx is no longer available in the U.K. (or Europe) as the range of the new 120 ah battery pack (160 miles) is deemed adequate without a the range extender. Be aware that the REx will not be exempt from the London Congestion Charge from 2021 - only pure EVs will escape. There is lots to consider if you are thinking of changing. You don’t say whether you are looking for new or used. The new Zoe with a 50 kw battery has a range of 230 miles and the option of CCS rapid charging, The new Peugeot 208e and Vauxhall Corsa e also have 50 kw batteries. If you want to research a used i3 I would recommend you speak to Arthur Kaminski at Wisely Automotive in Bermondsey - the biggest used i3 specialist in the country with generally a stock of 12-15 i3’s plus a variety of other EVs and hybrids. Arthur much recommended on i3 forums as his knowledge second to none and only sources and sells the best used examples. Email [email protected] or call 020 8050 7601 for latest stock list - not all listed on line as he always has a flow of vehicles in the pipeline.
 

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Hi everyone
I currently have a Zoe 41Q and was wondering what advantages the i3rex would have over the Zoe.
I work nights 4/5 times a week but with this cold snap the stopping for 40/50mins is starting to bite, just wondered if the i3rex would stand up to my varied commute up to London with average commute 150-210 miles a night with one short stop to fill the Rex. Any experience from i3rex owners on doing this sort of commute please comment
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Hi, I have ze 40 s edition. & i3 94ah Rex if I am doing any trips over 140 miles always take the i3 I am getting near 200 miles on electric & Rex but think you will find the other big advantage is CCS if you stop 20 min with a warm battery it seems to charge really quick. Not sure where you are in the country but I'm in Suffolk if you fancy having a go in one of my i3 no problem oh and its for sale soon, cheers Darren
 

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If you can afford it I'd bag a Kona or a Niro instead. Or the new ZE50. That does have the same failing of not letting you use the heater etc while it's charging.

I didn't think the i3 Rex was designed for the Rex to be used much daily. It was more of a back up not a main fuel source?
 

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Hi, I have ze 40 s edition. & i3 94ah Rex if I am doing any trips over 140 miles always take the i3 I am getting near 200 miles on electric & Rex but think you will find the other big advantage is CCS if you stop 20 min with a warm battery it seems to charge really quick. Not sure where you are in the country but I'm in Suffolk if you fancy having a go in one of my i3 no problem oh and its for sale soon, cheers Darren
Hi Darren
I’m in West Sussex I did test drive the i3rex a few years ago but I think I wasn’t armed with the correct knowledge we are looking to change wife’s car within the next few months also a Zoe.
 

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Hi Darren
I’m in West Sussex I did test drive the i3rex a few years ago but I think I wasn’t armed with the correct knowledge we are looking to change wife’s car within the next few months also a Zoe.
Give me a shout if you need an i3 I have a couple of 94ah Rex with another couple of 94ah bev coming in April cheers Darren
 
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