BMW i3 94Ah REx 2016, Nick B – EV Owner Review

What name would you like to appear in the review? 
Nick B


What is the make and model of your EV?
BMW i3 94Ah Range Extender


What year was your EV registered?


How long have you owned your EV?
0 – 1 year


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


How many EVs have you owned?
Owned more than 5


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


BMW i3 94ah Range Extender 2016, Nick B - EV Owner Review


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Why did you choose this car?
The BMW i3 with Range Extender is simply the best EV on the road. It combines superb and innovative design with incredible engineering (e.g. battery management). It is efficient, light at c1.300kg and in summer it can achieve an incredible 5 miles per kilowatt-hour. It has a generator onboard so there is zero range anxiety on long journeys. When time is tight, I use the extender which delivers the equivalent of 55MPG! It’s practical – I have used it as a camper as seats fold flat! I intend to keep this car for 10+ years and as battery management is so good I don’t expect to see significant degradation!


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

  • Funky styling
  • Efficiency
  • its unique range extender.


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

  • Suicide back doors
  • Lack of Apple CarPlay
  • Slightly erratic climate control.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
No – nothing.


What are the standout tech features of the car?
It’s about the package, it’s so well designed, well ahead of its time. It lacks some of the bells and whistles of more modern EVs but I don’t feel I’m really lacking anything.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
You can sleep in it if you’re not too tall 🙂


Rate your EV out of 5.


BMW i3 94ah Range Extender 2016, Nick B - EV Owner Review


What car are you interested in next and why?
I’m not, sorry but nothing comes close.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Can’t remember, sorry.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go Faster.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
bp pulse – best value.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  1. bp pulse
  2. Shell
  3. Instavolt.


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


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an EV compared to a petrol/diesel car.

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