BMW i3 2017, Craig – EV Owner Review

BMW i3 2017, Craig - EV Owner Review

What is your name?
Craig

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
BMW i3

 

What year was your EV registered?
2017

 

How long have you owned your EV?
3 – 4 years

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
60,000 – 70,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my 3rd

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
120

 

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Why did you choose this car?
Because of the range extender but I found that I never used it and was a waste of money.

 

Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car?

  • Speed
  • Smoothness
  • Quietness.

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car?

  • Lack of range means more charging stops
  • Cost
  • Thin tyres makes it unstable in windy conditions.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
Ground-breaking with its carbon fibre tub.

 

What EV are you interested in next and why?
KIA e-Niro arrives next week and has 2.5 times the range.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Ohme – great with Octopus Agile.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Agile – great green tariff and cost markers mean that you move usage away from dirty times on the grid.

 

What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Osprey Charging, Electric Highway and Instavolt – close to major roads and reliabile (excluding EH).

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Aviva.

BMW i3 2017, Craig - EV Owner Review

 

BMW i3 2017, Craig - EV Owner Review

 

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