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i've seen 400+ mpg quoted for the i3. Best my Rex can do, £ for £, is 120mpg. The unit price of electricity in N Ire is 18p inc vat; ~50% more expensive than E&W; but even allowing for that, where do BMW get the 400+ figure from...a solar panel user?
 

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Like a lot of sales hype i guess. All in all she's some car, accurate hype or not. I got back in the Range Rover and it felt like a major step back in time and refinement. The kids will miss it but i won't, especially not the £100 tank fills to travel 400 miles (£140 before the recent diesel price drop!)
 

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I've done over 5000 miles on a gallon of fuel and climbing, for an EV mpg is irrelevant.
 

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I like taking electricity in kWh to petrol equivalent. £2 of electricity is 2 Lltrs of fuel or rounding up 1/2 a gallon. If I can travel 80 miles of a charge that is 160 mpg.... So, although it cost more to own, I can off set the fuel saving. (man maths 101)
 

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i've seen 400+ mpg quoted for the i3. Best my Rex can do, £ for £, is 120mpg. The unit price of electricity in N Ire is 18p inc vat; ~50% more expensive than E&W; but even allowing for that, where do BMW get the 400+ figure from...a solar panel user?
It's not a petrol-equivalent figure, like the EPA's MPGe figures. It is purely how much petrol it uses on the test cycle, which is a 'fix. For PHEVs the nedc cycle is basically meaningless as it is totally dependent on your particular usage pattern - that is to say it is even MORE meaningless than other NEDC figures!
 
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