BMW i3 2014, George – EV Owner Review

BMW i3 2014, George - EV Owner Review

What is your name?
George

 

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

 

What year was your EV registered?
2014

 

How long have you owned your EV?
From new

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
50,000 – 60,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
75

 

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Why did you choose this car?
The best on the market by a long way when I bought it.

 

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

  • Great to drive
  • Very economical to run
  • No pollution
  • Very safe
  • Plenty of space inside
  • Versatile
  • Different and innovative design.

 

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

  • None, none and none!

 

Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
It can carry as much in the load space as the van that preceded it.

 

What EV are you interested in next and why?
Fiat 500 electric for my wife as she doesn’t want a big car and has a petrol 500 at present.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
One is a Rolec and the other is an eVolt. They both work and have done for 7 years.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
That wouldn’t be relevant to anyone else but people should do their own research.

 

What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?
None usually but Instavolt occasionally. They seem to be reliable and simple to use with a contactless card. I have used others with varying success. Ecotricity’s so called Electric Highway were far and away the least reliable at less than 50% success rate but now that Gridserve have taken them over I foresee a dramatic improvement.

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Insurance is a personal choice and mine wouldn’t be relevant to most people.

 

BMW i3 2014, George - EV Owner Review

 

BMW i3 2014, George - EV Owner Review

 

BMW i3 2014, George - EV Owner Review

 

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