BMW i3S 94 Ah REx 2018, Carmen – EV Owner Review

BMW i3S 94 Ah REx 2018, Carmen - EV Owner Review

What first name would you like to appear in the review?
Carmen

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
BMW i3S 94 Ah REx

 

What year was your EV registered?
2018

 

How long have you owned your EV?
1 – 2 years

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
20,000 – 30,000 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?
100

 

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Why did you choose this car?
Driving dynamics, uniqueness, quality & performance.

 

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

  • Well engineered
  • fun to drive
  • feels special.

 

BMW i3S 94 Ah REx 2018, Carmen - EV Owner Review

 

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

  • Only one type of tyre available for S model
  • dealers are expensive
  • doesn’t allow Android Auto.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
The charge curve is really good. Only 50kW max but it manages near 50kW from a very low % and sustains it for a long time so can charge at over 40kW even at over 80% (checked by myself the other day showing 41 kW at 83% battery). It only really tails off <20kW at about 92-93%. Good tech for an old design.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
i3S ha ha…I want another. A superb EV, still one to beat for performance and quality/design aesthetics if looking at smaller/city cars.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
EO Mini Smart Home – good unit, discrete, would recommend. The app works but it is a very basic looking app which could do with a re-design. EO Pro might be better.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go Faster tariff – great semi-flexible tariff for cheap off-peak rates, would recommend.

 

What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?

  • Instavolt – usually working (one issue with stopping a charge with the app on one occasion)
  • Gridserve – some issues but in middle of massive rollout to upgrade motorway service areas
  • BP pulse – seem unreliable, used to subscribe but cancelled recently.

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
BMW – surprised they were cheaper than others.

 

BMW i3S 94 Ah REx 2018, Carmen - EV Owner Review

 

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