BMW i3 w/Range Extender
- 48.000 Kms
The 2017 model year marked a new milestone for the i3, an all-new, 33 kWh lithium-ion battery pack has the full-charge range of 200kilometres. The battery is covered by an eight-year, 220,000-kilometre warranty.
The .65-litre, two-cylinder gas engine ( Range Extender ) adds some 150 kilometres to the near-200 kilometres of electric range, but more importantly quells the ‘so-called’ range anxiety that apparently afflicts EV drivers. There’s 50-50 weight distribution, super crisp electric power steering and confidence-building suspension.
As to charging times, with a Level 2 charger you’re looking at about 4.5 hours. However, use the now-standard 50kW direct current (DC) fast charging technology and the battery cells charge up to 80 per cent in less than 40 minutes. Put another way, that translates to 24 minutes of charging time with 100 kilometres of range.
Nicely equipped with heated leather, back up camera, navigation, digital air, cruise, power group, alloy wheels, and extra winter tires on winter alloy wheels. Balance of BMW warranty remaining.