Advantages of buying a BMW i3 Vs Volkswagen e-Golf?
BME i3 shouldn’t be put against Volkswagen e-Golf because of its premium features and excellent performance that are in no way comparable to the mediocre performance, high price and rough ride of VW e-Golf. BMW i3 dashes from 0-60 mph in just 7.2 seconds, 1.5 seconds quicker than e-Golf. i3 offers the range of 125 miles on a single charge, whereas e-Golf promises a range of 124 miles between charges and quite low range on a single charge. Charging time for i3 is also short in comparison to e-Golf and the BMW will be fully charged within 12 hours even if connected with a domestic slow 3kW connector but it e-Golf will take up to 17 hours to get fully charged through that point.
How much does it cost to charge BMW i3?
Cost of charging BMW i3 varies with whether you’re charging at public charging points or at home. Charging via wallbox installed at home will prove to be very cost effective because of the domestic tariff, whereas public rapid charging points will cost more.
Charging BMW i3 at home will cost approximately 3.2 p/mile and it will cost you £4.62 to get a 100% battery from zero. The figure is calculated using the standard domestic rate of 14p per kWh whereas the commercial 30p/kWh rate is taken to calculate the cost when charged through public charging stations. The public rapid charging points will cost around 5.4 p/mile and you will have to pay around £7.92 to get a fully charged vehicle by connecting it at a public charging point.
How far can a BMW i3 travel on a single charge?
Range of BMW i3 depends upon its battery and whether it’s pure-EV or range-extended i3 REX. Before 2016, BMW i3 had a 22kWh battery that provides the range of 81 miles and its range extender version delivers a range of 150 miles on single charge. 2017 model of BMW i3 has a 33kWh battery that provides an improved range of up to 118 miles on a single charge, whereas its range extender version gave a major boost to the range and offers up to 180 miles of range.
What is the BMW i3 top speed?
Top speed of BMW i3 is 150 km/h (93 mph). Maximum torque of BMW i3 is 250 N·m (184 lb-ft) that provides impressive acceleration and