BMW i3s 2022 electric car owner review

BMW i3s 2022 electric car owner review

martinw drives a BMW i3s 42kWh 2022 electric car.

This is martinw’s second electric car, he’s owned the i3s from new and drives between 10,000-15,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 150 miles range from a full charge.


Rate your i3s out of 5.


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Why did you choose this electric car?

It is a perfect size for my requirements, relatively affordable and I like BMWs.


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

  • performance
  • economy
  • iDrive
  • comfortable
  • quality interior.


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

  • ride can be firm
  • rear access can be difficult for some
  • suspension is noisy over bumps.


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



What are the standout tech features of your car?

  • performance
  • iDrive is easy to use
  • adaptive headlights and adaptive cruise is great
  • interior quality is very good.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.

It’s made from aluminium and carbon fibre.


What electric car are you interested in next and why?

BMW iX1 – my wife drives an X1 which we both love, so an iX1 seems a logical next step.


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

Pod Point – no issues in 12 months of ownership. Good reviews for customer support (which I have not needed).


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 – low cost at night to charge EV and we also run things like the dishwasher during the low tariff.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


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

I have not used any public chargers.


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

None used.


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

BMW insurance – decent price, good reviews.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


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



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