BMW iX3 2021 electric car owner review

BMW iX3 2021 electric car owner review

Mark drives a BMW iX3 Premier Pro 2021 electric car.

This is Mark’s first electric car, he’s owned the BMW iX3 less than 1 year and drives between 15,000-20,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 10,000-20,000 miles and he achieves 230 miles range from a full charge.


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Why did you choose the BMW iX3?

Having compiled a list of available cars and their specifications covering range and equipment levels, I shortlisted a number of cars that were within my price range. Due to a lot of models not being produced at the time of order, I decided to go with a known entity in the X3. I have since driven a number of different EVs and whilst the offerings from Audi, Mercedes-Benz & Volvo are very nice, I still believe that I made the right decision.


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

  • Comfort
  • Range
  • Equipment.


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

  • Gesture control
  • Assisted steering
  • No frunk.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?

Nothing that reading the manual would have avoided.


What are the standout tech features of your BMW iX3?

Head up display & adaptive cruise control make driving very pleasant, especially when on a long drive and you want to maximise range. Also, the voice control actually works!


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this BMW iX3.

There are about 110 litres of space that could be used under the bonnet if an affordable replacement liner was available.


What electric car are you interested in next and why?

Not sure, I have this one for another 41 months and a lot will change over that time. At the moment there isn’t much I’d consider swapping it for, though I would like a bit more range. I don’t need it because what I get works well but it could be an influencing factor.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

bp pulse.


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

British Gas, deemed rate. My fixed price contract ended and fixed contracts are too expensive at the moment. A special car charging contract doesn’t work for me because we work from home.


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What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

Gridserve is on the motorway so I tend to find them when I top up en route. I get bp and IONITY subscription free with the car but have only used bp once because they weren’t where I needed them. Instavolt are also prevalent.


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

  • Gridserve
  • bp
  • InstaVolt.


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



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



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