Hugo_NZ drives a BMW iX xDrive40 M Sport 2022 electric car.
This is Hugo_NZ’s second electric car, he’s owned the iX under 1 year and drives 10,000-15,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 5,00-1,000 miles and he achieves 400 miles range from a full charge.
Rate your iX out of 5
Why did you choose this electric car?
This is my 7th BMW. I drove an Audi e-tron before and when the BMW iX3 and iX became available in our local market I tested both and eventually went with my heart and chose the iX. It has the perfect balance of tech appeal, range, comfort and refinement.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car
- Next-gen feel
- Stunning interior
- Excellent EV hardware.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car
- ‘My BMW’ app could be better
- No front trunk
- That’s all 🙂
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
None at all.
What are the standout tech features of the car?
- iDrive 8 is miles ahead of most other in-car systems
- The electrochromic sunroof is great too
- The overall EV tech is miles ahead of what some competitors offer.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car
The range is better than what BMW claims. A recent independent range review saw the X50 model obtain 6.5% greater range than the WLTP estimate!
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
At the moment, none.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
BMW Wallbox (Gen 3). I only charge at home once, maybe twice a week, and the Wallbox does the trick. A standout feature is its capacity to run on both single and 3-phase power.
Rate your home charging unit out of 5
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Mercury (New Zealand).
Rate your electricity supplier out of 5
What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
We have several and they’re all good. ChargeNet, Vector, etc.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference)
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
AA – we have been with them for years and they have never let us down.
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