BMW i vehicles have a variety of charging options. Any household socket is a possible source, as is a BMW i Wallbox, or if you’re away from home use one of the thousands of public charging stations.
The huge advantage of battery power is that electricity is much, much cheaper than petrol or diesel, especially if you have an overnight electricity tariff. Even without, mile-for-mile a traditionally fuelled car is three to four times more expensive to run than a BMW i3*.
By doing away with a traditional engine, there’s no need for a gearbox, which saves weight. As does the lack of coolant, radiator or pump. Additionally, the BMW i3 and BMW i8 have a passenger compartments largely made from carbon fibre, which is stronger and lighter than steel.
Together, its light weight and modern battery technology give the i3 a range of up to 125 miles, or with the range extender 194 miles, with minimal emissions. And with all the power available as soon as you press the accelerator, delivered seamlessly without gear-change interruptions, it’s a drive like no other.
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