A fully sustainable system requires a fully comprehensive network: with an integrated SIM card, the BMW i3 has full connectivity, allowing the use of BMW i ConnectedDrive services. To make sure you never run out of power, the mobility service ChargeNow offers the world’s largest network of public charging stations.


Simply open the dynamic range map in the optional navigation system for a clear overview of your current range. If the remaining battery charge is not sufficient, the system will suggest other ways of reaching your destination and show unoccupied charging stations on the navigation screen. In cities, one particularly useful feature is intermodal routing. This can help save precious time in heavy traffic by recommending alternative means of transport and guiding you to Park & Ride facilities.

To further sustainability, we’ve matched the car’s navigation system to the demands of electric driving. With the navigation system the dynamic range map highlights destinations within reach. The system takes account of the remaining battery charge, your personal driving behaviour, the topography of your surroundings and Real Time Traffic Information, making it highly accurate.

If the battery is not sufficiently charged, the range assistant will suggest up to three other ways to reach your destination. One way could be simply switching to a more efficient driving mode. The system also shows you unoccupied charging stations where you can top up your BMW i3.

Driving may not always be the quickest way from A to B, especially in urban areas. Sometimes it’s quicker to use a bus, a tram or the underground. Intermodal routing analyses the traffic situation and includes public transport options in planning the ideal route to your destination. So before or during any journey, you can always choose the fastest option. Switching to public transport is made as simple as possible – the system provides an overview of up-to-the-minute timetables.

BMW i Remote App



With the BMW i Remote App you can keep an eye on your BMW i3 whenever you want via smartphone or smartwatch, checking the battery charge and the electric driving range. If your BMW i3 is connected to a charging station, you can track the charging processes remotely. This helps you time your departure to ensure that your BMW i3 is fully charged and preconditioned. And if you wish, the app will also rate the efficiency of your driving.
BMW i Remote App on the Apple Watch


The Apple Watch now offers an additional means of accessing the functions of the BMW i Remote App. The smartwatch is a clever complement to the connected smartphone and offers you many relevant status details. Examples include the electrical range, the battery status or information on any doors and windows that are open as well as a large number of practical remote functions and alternative routes – and all of these located directly on your wrist.

BMW i3 and the ChargeNow card



ChargeNow offers a comprehensive charging service when on the move within the world’s largest network of public charging stations. The charging stations within the ChargeNow network are displayed via the BMW i ConnectedDrive services in the navigation unit, via the BMW i Remote App. Use and payment takes place quite simply and without the need for cash via the ChargeNow card. Once a month you receive a detailed statement of the costs incurred.

BMW i3 DriveNow

DriveNow – Impromptu mobility for every occasion.

DriveNow is the CarSharing Service operated by BMW i, MINI and Sixt. Currently only available in north-east London, customers can reserve and hire cars flexibly whenever and wherever they need them. Available cars can be located via the DriveNow app, the website or directly on the street. The customer card or app function as an electronic key.

Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0
Power consumption in kWh/100 km: 12.6

Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3 with Range Extender:
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 12
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 11,3
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0,6

The driving range depends on a variety of factors, especially: personal driving behaviour, selected route, weather conditions, usage of heating/cooling and preconditioning.

The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption depend on the wheel and tyre sizes selected. Figures are obtained in a standardised test cycle. They are intended for comparisons between vehicles and may not be representative of what a user achieves under usual driving conditions.

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger cars can be obtained from the ‘The Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations’ (see